From the article: Hunt told the Boston Herald that he filed the bill after being asked to do so by a constituent. "Any time a constituent approaches me with something that is of concern to them, I follow through with it," he said. "In this instance, someone asked me to file a bill that they deemed was important and I thought it was a good exercise to let that bill go through the process." While critics charge that the bill likely violates the First Amendment, Hunt told the Herald that even if it does, his bill could "illuminate the exhaustive legislative process for people that might not normally be engaged." I actually get what the guy is doing - he figures he's better off throwing a bone to this person, who will go forward thinking that he has "gone to bat" for her, knowing he won't suffer much if any blowback from the rest of the people who voted him in. it actually highlights a pretty significant difference in how the left and right handle their fringes. With SOME exceptions, an equivalently crazy right-wing request that violates the constitution would be politely yes'ed out the door and then filed away somewhere. That used to be how the Dems handled their extremists too, but that seems to be going away. I was trying to think of examples, but to be honest, I can't think of a conservative stance that's equivalently crazy to the city of Austin bringing in a trans former prostitute to read for school kids.