Celebrities are taking to Twitter to weigh in on proposed legislation in Arizona that they fear will lead to discrimination against gay people.
The Advocate tallied a list of stars who want the bill to be vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer, claiming it will make it legal for shops to refuse service to people based on their sexual preferences.
Comedian Denis Leary turned his caustic wit on the subject with a tech-savvy tweet.
Just typed JESUS and my phone auto-corrected to TELL ARIZONA I DON’T HATE GAY PEOPLE.
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) February 25, 2014
George Takei of Star Trek fame is currently using both Twitter and left of center media outlets to decry what he calls the “new segregation.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 25, 2014
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane dedicated a series of Tweets to the subject in recent days, but this tweet summed up his attitude toward the proposed bill.
So basically the Arizona legislature is a collection of Archie Bunkers without the laughs.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 22, 2014
Sitcom star Kirstie Alley also used the word “Hate” to deplore the bill in question.
Dear Arizona, refusing Gays & lesbians in businesses is NOT a religious issue. IT’s a HATE issue Right up there with THE SCARLET LETTER #A
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) February 26, 2014
A group of legal experts from a variety of backgrounds, though, say the bill’s critics have “egregiously” misstated its consequences.