I’m not sure if the purple hair dye was the right idea, but it looks like it will be getting the final go-ahead to go into effect for Florida House District 6.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, the House has scheduled a special meeting to vote on the measure, which would allow a voter to dye their hair purple by adding a few drops of a liquid from an artificial shampoo and conditioner.
The proposed bill would allow anyone to buy a hair dye and use it to dye hair colors.
However, the bill is controversial because it could lead to the state being able to issue licenses for individuals to dye themselves purple, which many conservatives and others see as a threat to religious freedom.
The Orange County Register reported that Rep. Kevin O’Connor, R-Lake Worth, said he has been told by constituents that the proposed bill will lead to a backlash from his fellow Floridians.
“They’ll come in here and tell me, ‘I’m a Christian, I don’t want to be associated with this,’ ” he said.
“I just can’t understand that.
They can’t get away with that.”
The bill also comes after House Speaker Joe Straus and the Republican Party of Florida issued a statement opposing the bill.
The statement reads, “We believe in the separation of church and state.
Our state’s law-abiding citizens, regardless of their religious affiliation, can wear a color on their hair that they choose.
Our leaders are right to protect this right and we support this bill.
We support the people of Florida’s right to dress up in whatever way they want.”
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