Fired for being gay? It's legal in 29...

Fired for being gay? It's legal in 29 states

There are 168 comments on the News Journal story from Jan 17, 2010, titled Fired for being gay? It's legal in 29 states. In it, News Journal reports that:

After a 15-year fight, gay rights' groups believe 2010 will be the year they persuade Congress to pass a landmark law protecting workers from being fired or denied jobs or promotions because of their sexual orientation.

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BALTIMORE MD

Parkville, MD

#133 Nov 11, 2011
Bill Smith wrote:
An employer should be able to fire for ANY reason they see fit. At least that is how it works in a free country.
I feel like this is totally a false statement. Although it is opinionated this opens the door for people to say employers can fire you for being gay or for being Asian. Which will then cause the racism card to come up and i'm so over it.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#134 Nov 11, 2011
equalityboy81 wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you fire someone for being gay?
Not per se, unless that gay person made unwanted sexual advances or tried to raise disruptive debates about gay issues. And, oh yes, the straight employees should not harass the gay person. The workplace is a place to make a corporate entity profitable and not a place for divisive debate of any kind that can distract from that mission.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#135 Nov 11, 2011
The gay card = The Old race card

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#136 Nov 11, 2011
BALTIMORE MD wrote:
<quoted text>
I feel like this is totally a false statement. Although it is opinionated this opens the door for people to say employers can fire you for being gay or for being Asian. Which will then cause the racism card to come up and i'm so over it.
I do generally agree with you as long as one is not aggressively creating unnecessary controversies over any issue that would create divisiveness in the workplace. In other words, keep politics out of the workplace. I have been able to get along with gays and people of different ethnicities who did not constantly bombard me with there grievances against society.
Anonymoose

Simpsonville, SC

#137 Nov 16, 2011
Seems pretty dumb to me to fire someone for their orientation.
Sexual orientation is irrelevant to most jobs, so I don't see why it should factor into firing them.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#138 Nov 16, 2011
If you ever want to actually see what the Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives have in common just watch the Discovery Channel
2 hour special about the Holocaust and the National Socialists aka "The Nazi's" all have in common.
They changed the wording on a lot of things just as this Obama admin has done.
Death Camps = Deportation
War on Terrorism = Over sea's Contingency plan
And much much more, The Nazi's were socialists and the Obama admin is all socialists, and the Obama followers are socialists.
Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives aka "The Nazi's" of WWII had one common goal and that was to eradicate the Jewish Peoples,
The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives have but one common goal also, to eradicate all free thinking, self reliance thinking peoples.
The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives seek but one agenda, and that is to acquire a complete and utter Big Gov Welfare state.
We must defeat this agenda, In the next election cycle we must take our country away from Obama and these The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives .
Gay Ex-Cop

Schertz, TX

#139 Dec 13, 2011
Bill Smith wrote:
An employer should be able to fire for ANY reason they see fit. At least that is how it works in a free country.
The point of a free nation is that everyone is free to live. This includes black people, mexican people, and so many others, so why not gay people? If you can't fire someone for being a certain nationality then being gay should be the same way.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#140 Dec 13, 2011
Gay Ex-Cop wrote:
<quoted text>
The point of a free nation is that everyone is free to live. This includes black people, mexican people, and so many others, so why not gay people? If you can't fire someone for being a certain nationality then being gay should be the same way.
so many of these spamming trolls haven't figured out that if they worked in a business run by a gay person, and they think it's ok to fire someone over sexual orientation then the gay boss could fire them for being straight.

Imagine it. A Gay boss overhears a homophobe going on and on about religion or politics or whatever. Warns them once and when it's ignored and they claim 1st amendment rights to free speech he says o Hetero there's the door.

Buh Bye!

They'd scream bloody murder then, I'd wager.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#141 Dec 13, 2011
and the boss can simply say the person was fired because of their sexual orientation. They might not even be able to collect unemployment compensation.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
justme

Oklahoma City, OK

#142 Feb 12, 2013
I have read through all of these comments and while several of you have gone on to bicker like 2nd graders about which power ranger is the coolest, a lot of you have made great and valid points.

The ONLY reason a person (no matter who they sleep with, where they go to church, what their race is or their gender identity) should be fired is when they don't do the job they were hired to do.

Being gay does not effect how you type, how you drive, how you count or how you can comprehend the tasks set before you. These things are also uneffected by race, gender, religion or lack thereof.

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#143 Feb 12, 2013
justme wrote:
I have read through all of these comments and while several of you have gone on to bicker like 2nd graders about which power ranger is the coolest, a lot of you have made great and valid points.
The ONLY reason a person (no matter who they sleep with, where they go to church, what their race is or their gender identity) should be fired is when they don't do the job they were hired to do.
Being gay does not effect how you type, how you drive, how you count or how you can comprehend the tasks set before you. These things are also uneffected by race, gender, religion or lack thereof.
tell that to an ignorant christian

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#144 Feb 13, 2013
justme wrote:
I have read through all of these comments and while several of you have gone on to bicker like 2nd graders about which power ranger is the coolest, a lot of you have made great and valid points.

The ONLY reason a person (no matter who they sleep with, where they go to church, what their race is or their gender identity) should be fired is when they don't do the job they were hired to do.

Being gay does not effect how you type, how you drive, how you count or how you can comprehend the tasks set before you. These things are also uneffected by race, gender, religion or lack thereof.
Well it is illegal to fire someone due to most of those things. I don't understand why being gay is a "fireable" offense!
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#145 Feb 13, 2013
Vance1 wrote:
If you ever want to actually see what the Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives have in common just watch the Discovery Channel
2 hour special about the Holocaust and the National Socialists aka "The Nazi's" all have in common.
They changed the wording on a lot of things just as this Obama admin has done.
Death Camps = Deportation
War on Terrorism = Over sea's Contingency plan
And much much more, The Nazi's were socialists and the Obama admin is all socialists, and the Obama followers are socialists.
Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives aka "The Nazi's" of WWII had one common goal and that was to eradicate the Jewish Peoples,
The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives have but one common goal also, to eradicate all free thinking, self reliance thinking peoples.
The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives seek but one agenda, and that is to acquire a complete and utter Big Gov Welfare state.
We must defeat this agenda, In the next election cycle we must take our country away from Obama and these The Modern day Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives .
You obviously need a remedial course in history and political science!
sickofit

Faribault, MN

#146 Feb 13, 2013
I fire people for being christian or muslim or jewish....Is that ok?
Gabe

Paris, France

#148 Feb 13, 2013
No Rights in Texas wrote:
If your transgendered or gay you have absolutely no rights in Texas, If your a man or a woman you may have rights. If your gay or Transgendered you have no rights. You can be fired from a job and where women would have rights a transgendered woman would have none.
And the problem is...?

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#149 Feb 13, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>That's because you're a retarded Nazi Bigot.
It's funny how you call someone a bigot while using a slut like re***ed! You have character! Smh!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#152 Feb 13, 2013
Rudolph wrote:
I think it should be legal to fire queers in all 50 states, I sure as heck don't want to work next to no filthy gay pig!!!
Keep in mind this means you can be fired for being a straight filthy pig.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#153 Feb 13, 2013
Rudolph wrote:
I think it should be legal to fire queers in all 50 states, I sure as heck don't want to work next to no filthy gay pig!!!
ROTFL.....gay people are just on your mind 24/7 ROTFL@U! Too funny.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#154 Feb 13, 2013
Congress needs to pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act.

How well someone does the job should be the only reason why they are hired or fired.

BTW as a gay man I oppose firing someone just for voicing their opinion in public forums, even if those opinions are anti gay.(And I hope this causes "Rudolph" many sleepless nights knowing a gay man supports his right to be an obnoxious bigot)

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#155 Feb 13, 2013
Rudolph wrote:
I think it should be legal to fire queers in all 50 states, I sure as heck don't want to work next to no filthy gay pig!!!
BTW....my union dues are good for something. ROTFL Can't fire me b/c of being gay!

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