Which is to say, it’s no longer legal to say things that might offend certain political interest groups:
The law, SB1234, classifies as “hate speech” any public expression that makes certain favored citizens feel “unwelcome” or “intimidated.” Anyone found guilty of using such expressions could face six months in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Homosexuals, transsexuals, women, the homeless and assorted minority groups have been given the authority to decide what constitutes “hate speech.” It’s all based on their emotional response to a speech, a conversation, a book or article, a poster, a radio broadcast–whatever. If it makes them feel uncomfortable, it’s hate speech.
I wonder why Arnold signed the bill. He could get sued for calling his opponents “girlie men”.