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Dean says he would sign anti-gay bias bill

There are 6 comments on the The Tennessean story from Feb 12, 2011, titled Dean says he would sign anti-gay bias bill. In it, The Tennessean reports that:

He says requiring contractors to adopt policy 'makes sense' Comments Mayor Karl Dean had been silent on the anti-bias bill for a month.

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CHAS

Breckenridge, CO

#1 Feb 12, 2011
You mean the mayor of Nashville I see. Good for him.
Brighton John

Southall, UK

#2 Feb 13, 2011
Is this a biased bill that is anti-gay?
Or is it an bill against anti-gay bias? In which case we should not shy away from proper hyphenation and write: anti-gay-bias bill.

Since: Jan 11

Marion, OH

#3 Feb 13, 2011
Brighton John wrote:
Is this a biased bill that is anti-gay?
Or is it an bill against anti-gay bias? In which case we should not shy away from proper hyphenation and write: anti-gay-bias bill.
The article said it was an anti-gay bias bill. I do not really understand what you are saying.
Horse Sense

Nashville, TN

#4 Feb 13, 2011
Actually, it doesn't make any sense at all. First, if you own a company, you should be able to hire whoever you want to. If you own a successful company, you will hire people who are good at their job, no matter their race, creed, color, gender, nationality or sexual preference. How are you going to prove that you aren't biased toward gays? The only way would be to show that you've hired someone who is gay. How are you going to do that, since it's illegal to ask? This is just another layer of bureaucracy that some rich nit-wit with too much time on their hands has dreamed up without a one freaking thought to the consequences. If this passes and you fire someone who is gay, then they will immediately file a lawsuit against your company for a hostile work environment. Is the unemployment rate among gay people significantly higher than it is for straight people? I haven't seen any evidence of this, ergo, there is no de facto discrimination against gay people. I've done a ton of work with alternative news weeklys like the Nashville Scene. I would guess that every other person who works there is gay. Do they have to prove that they are not fostering a hostile work environment for straight people? And no, I don't give a damn what your sexual preference is, be it sheep, same sex, donkey, whatever, as long as it's legal and consensual and you keep it at home.

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Since: Sep 09

port orange

#5 Feb 13, 2011
Horse Sense wrote:
Actually, it doesn't make any sense at all. First, if you own a company, you should be able to hire whoever you want to. If you own a successful company, you will hire people who are good at their job, no matter their race, creed, color, gender, nationality or sexual preference. How are you going to prove that you aren't biased toward gays? The only way would be to show that you've hired someone who is gay. How are you going to do that, since it's illegal to ask? This is just another layer of bureaucracy that some rich nit-wit with too much time on their hands has dreamed up without a one freaking thought to the consequences. If this passes and you fire someone who is gay, then they will immediately file a lawsuit against your company for a hostile work environment. Is the unemployment rate among gay people significantly higher than it is for straight people? I haven't seen any evidence of this, ergo, there is no de facto discrimination against gay people. I've done a ton of work with alternative news weeklys like the Nashville Scene. I would guess that every other person who works there is gay. Do they have to prove that they are not fostering a hostile work environment for straight people? And no, I don't give a damn what your sexual preference is, be it sheep, same sex, donkey, whatever, as long as it's legal and consensual and you keep it at home.
your pretty slow huh
Horse Sense

Nashville, TN

#6 Feb 13, 2011
Travis A wrote:
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your pretty slow huh
If you're going to insult someone, you need to use proper grammar, otherwise it will just confirm to everyone that you are a moron.

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