WV Living: Stick It

You’ve probably seen them around town: colorful stickers in the shape of West Virginia, filled with a friendly phase: “All Kinds Welcome Here.” They’re on car bumpers and bike helmets and, especially, the storefronts of local businesses around the state. The stickers are remnants of this spring’s fight over the so-called religious freedom bill that was passed by the House of Delegates in February and would have created a test to determine whether governmental actions were violating individuals’ religious freedoms. That sounds like an OK idea, but civil rights activists argued the bill would actually counteract local LGBT protection ordinances and give people license to discriminate against minorities. Read the full story »