They can fire you for being gay.

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They can fire you for being gay.

Right now, there's no federal protection against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would change that. ENDA has already passed in the house and is on its way to the senate. The AFA (American Family Assn or Abhorrent Fundy Asses, I can never remember which) prefers Bronze Age morality to secular enlightenment, so they've made a letter writing campaign against the bill. We need to make sure they aren't the only ones our senators here from. We can use the AFA email mechanism to let our senators know what the rest of us think about homophobic workplace discrimination. Just follow this AFA link, enter your zip code and click "Go." It takes you to a page with a form letter addressed to your state's senators. Then, delete the AFA form letter and insert your own message. Here's what I said:

I urge you to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The personal lives of law-abiding citizens should not be grounds for employment discrimination. A Jew can't fire me for eating pork. A Muslim can't bar me from employment for not wearing a burka. No one should be able to discriminate against a homosexual for loving his or her chosen partner. We're all counting on you to support equality. Support America. Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

There's a bit more detail in my latest blog post. Happy emailing.


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Religious and sexual

Religious and sexual discrimination should only be allowed where the religious or sexual orientation interferes with the job.  A jew or muslim for example wouldn't be able to work in a butcher that specialises in pork products as they wouldn't be able to touch the merchandise.  I've heard of many situations where muslims training to be nurses refuse to touch male patients.  Those are legitimate reasons as the person refuses to do their job due to the religious reasons.  Give me one job where the job role itself isn't based on on discrimination (such as the religious hate-speech jobs of supposedly converting gays) that a gay person would technically not be able to do or would refuse to do due to their sexual orientation.  Come on, I'm waiting.

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... republican

... republican congressman?...

 

*shrug*

 

... republican supreme court judge?...

 

... shit... republican anything ^_^

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Dammit, you win.

Dammit, you win.


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  Wasn't  Queen of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover, appointed under one republican  Herbert Hoover  (1928) and serviced-servered- untill death did he part under another republican Richard M. Nixon? (1972)  That is a lot of blow jobs.

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The Doomed Soul wrote:...

The Doomed Soul wrote:

... shit... republican anything ^_^

Let's not forget Larry Craig.