Wednesday, March 10, 2010
No Gays in movies and TVs subsidized with tax dollars, Republican lawmaker demands
Reprobate STEPHEN PRECOURT (R-Cro Magnon)
TALLAHASSEE (AP) - Movie and TV productions with gay characters could be ineligible for a tax credit being considered in the state House.Current state law grants tax credits on productions considered "family friendly" — with no smoking, sex, nudity or profane language.The proposal by Republican Rep. Stephen Precourt of Orlando would increase the credit and expand the field of disqualified productions as those that include any "exhibit or implied act" of nontraditional family values and gratuitous violence.Precourt says he's not targeting the gay community but that shows with gay characters would not be something he'd want "to invest public dollars in."Florida Together director Ted Howard says "instituting 1950s-style movie censorship does nothing to support real-life families."