After gathering dozens of the most powerful Marion County Democrats -- from judges to lawmakers to City-County Council members -- Carson said some were voting on public opinion rather than on principle.
"I think that y'all are reading the wrong polls. . . . I see the erosion of the Democratic Party, which makes me nervous," Carson said at the Julia M. Carson Government Center on the Near Northside. "People want somebody who will stand up for their own convictions."
Carson referred to an April 25 vote by the City-County Council to kill a measure that would have prohibited gays and transgender individuals from being mistreated solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
My personal favorite is Steve Talley's bullshit line that no one had any tales of discrimination to share. First, how can there be any tales if no one is gathering them because it's legal? Secondly, I, personally, emailed Mr. Talley offering to share my tale of being the only successful case brought by the Bloomington Human Right Commission for sexual orientation discrimination. Mr. Talley never responded to my email. Maybe he just doesn't want to hear our stories. Maybe it's time we made him listen.