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Gay rights bill moves forward as opposition silent

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Nov 6, 2013
It's illegal to refuse to hire someone because of their race, religion or national origin. It's also illegal to fire someone because of their race, religion or ethnicity or physical handicap.

frivolous lawsuits? too expensive and litigious for businesses?

Yet businesses who play by the rules are doing quite well.

There is no reason to believe that adding sexual orientation or gender identity would be anymore disruptive to business than when religion, race or physical handicap were first protected.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 6, 2013
The fact that states who already have LGBT right to work laws have not seen a significant increase in discrimination lawsuits prove the bigots defense against ENDA is nothing but smoke.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#3 Nov 6, 2013
DNF wrote:
It's illegal to refuse to hire someone because of their race, religion or national origin. It's also illegal to fire someone because of their race, religion or ethnicity or physical handicap.
frivolous lawsuits? too expensive and litigious for businesses?
Yet businesses who play by the rules are doing quite well.
There is no reason to believe that adding sexual orientation or gender identity would be anymore disruptive to business than when religion, race or physical handicap were first protected.
I know a company on Long Island, named "Bulbtronics", been around for many years, about 50 employees, and they ONLY hire females. every single officer of the corporation is a female, and all 50 employees are females. They will not consider hiring a male for any position whatsoever. They're a warehouse and supplied of any and every kind of light bulb you can imagine. If you want it, they GOT it. If they don't got it, they can GET it. If they can't get, it, it AINT MADE.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Nov 6, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I know a company on Long Island, named "Bulbtronics", been around for many years, about 50 employees, and they ONLY hire females. every single officer of the corporation is a female, and all 50 employees are females. They will not consider hiring a male for any position whatsoever. They're a warehouse and supplied of any and every kind of light bulb you can imagine. If you want it, they GOT it. If they don't got it, they can GET it. If they can't get, it, it AINT MADE.
so? Mazel-Tov to them.
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#6 Nov 6, 2013
Franz wrote:
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Women (and all "minorities") are special and don't have to play by the rules. Now it's the same with queers.
Yep...white straight males like yourself think that you and you alone should rule the world. And now you're whining because that pathetic delusion is crumbling down around you.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#7 Nov 6, 2013
'Asked why he opposed the bill, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said the measure is "somewhat pandering to the special groups that I think should not have to be singled out by themselves. I think they're normal citizens like everybody else."'

Okay asshole, then why not pass a bill banning discrimination in the workplace dues to ANY personal characteristic that would not affect the ability to do the job? These people are not only hyprocites but illgoical and stupid. Just like their constituents who repeated re-elect them.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Nov 6, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
'Asked why he opposed the bill, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said the measure is "somewhat pandering to the special groups that I think should not have to be singled out by themselves. I think they're normal citizens like everybody else."'
Okay asshole, then why not pass a bill banning discrimination in the workplace dues to ANY personal characteristic that would not affect the ability to do the job? These people are not only hyprocites but illgoical and stupid. Just like their constituents who repeated re-elect them.
Stupid citizens have a right to be represented too !

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Nov 6, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Stupid citizens have a right to be represented too !
where's the irony icon when we need one?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#10 Nov 6, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>where's the irony icon when we need one?
I admit I did not invent that saying, but rather I read it somewhere. But it IS the truth.

Or would you rather do what DEMOCRAT Bev Perdue publicly suggested, which is "suspend elections for a few years" ???
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#11 Nov 6, 2013
Franz wrote:
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Women (and all "minorities") are special and don't have to play by the rules. Now it's the same with queers.
Why aren't you celebrating?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 6, 2013
DNF wrote:
It's illegal to refuse to hire someone because of their race, religion or national origin. It's also illegal to fire someone because of their race, religion or ethnicity or physical handicap.
frivolous lawsuits? too expensive and litigious for businesses?
Yet businesses who play by the rules are doing quite well.
There is no reason to believe that adding sexual orientation or gender identity would be anymore disruptive to business than when religion, race or physical handicap were first protected.
Does disability not also cover medical conditions (for example: overactive bladder) and/or emotional handicap, and/or mental handicap? If not the laws certainly need to be adjusted.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#14 Nov 7, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
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Does disability not also cover medical conditions (for example: overactive bladder) and/or emotional handicap, and/or mental handicap? If not the laws certainly need to be adjusted.
Yes the law covers Kimare as well.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#15 Nov 7, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
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Does disability not also cover medical conditions (for example: overactive bladder) and/or emotional handicap, and/or mental handicap? If not the laws certainly need to be adjusted.
The problem would often be how to quantify it. I am a person who would describe myself as being on border of the Asperger's spectrum and also having adult dyspraxia.(Both of these are self-diagnosed, but I have strong reasons to believe both are correct.) Neither of those would affect my ability to work in my field, but they do affect how I am able to present myself on both interviews and at work and how I relate to some people. I have felt discriminated against because of these issues, but I think when it happens it is often subconscious on the part of the person discriminating or because of lack of understanding of a personality type very different than their own. I think intentional discrimination might be hard to prove in such a case.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#16 Nov 7, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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The problem would often be how to quantify it. I am a person who would describe myself as being on border of the Asperger's spectrum and also having adult dyspraxia.(Both of these are self-diagnosed, but I have strong reasons to believe both are correct.) Neither of those would affect my ability to work in my field, but they do affect how I am able to present myself on both interviews and at work and how I relate to some people. I have felt discriminated against because of these issues, but I think when it happens it is often subconscious on the part of the person discriminating or because of lack of understanding of a personality type very different than their own. I think intentional discrimination might be hard to prove in such a case.
I agree.

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