While personally advocating the Libertarian view that businesses should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow smoking and letting the free market guide the process, I have to admit that it's nice to see Indianapolis take a step on the progressive side of the isle. As a city that's trying to remake itself into a white collar, tech savvy city (that you'd actually want to live in), they have a lot of work to do. I find it ironic that the city is pitching Massachusetts Avenue as a hip, cool part of Indy, but can't find it necessary to protect the very people who've made Mass Ave into the hip, cool gay ghetto it is today. Don't step on us and then try to make money off our backs. At least Bosma won't have a cigarette dangling from his lips now when he beat us up...
A checkmark on the liberal agenda
ordinance has passed in Indianapolis. How nice to see that our city-county government feels that it can intervene in the lives of its citizens occasionally. But remember, inserting sexual orientation and gender identity into the human rights ordinance was a waste of time since... *shrugs* ...there is no discimination happening anyhow. Yeah. And suddenly everyone's tobacco-free now too.