INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (The Adobo Chronicles) – Over loud objections from Indiana business leaders, GOP Governor Mike Pence has signed a new law that protects business owners who refuse service to gay and lesbian customers on religious grounds.
The law allows citizens of Indiana who are sued for discrimination to cite their religious beliefs as a defense.
A nagging question remains unanswered as the LGBT community and allies reacted angrily to the discriminatory legislation: how will businesses know who the gay customers are?
A fine-print provision of the new law mandates all commercial banks in the state to mark all currency withdrawn by gay men and women with the rainbow flag. Bank tellers will be required to ask suspicious-acting men and women if they are gay or lesbian.
As far as ATM machines are concerned, banks will now be asked to install a detection chip that would confirm the sexual orientation of the person withdrawing cash. It is a new technology that would scan the movement of a person’s fingers when entering his or her PIN. Once confirmed, the ATM machine will spit out rainbow flag-stamped currency.
The “gay currency” is designed to glow in the dark.
Governor Pence said that this will take away the burden from discriminatory businesses of having to guess a customer’s sexual orientation.
You’ve got rainbow-stamped dollars? You are most certainly gay or lesbian!