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

Jan 17, 2010 Full story: News Journal 168

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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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#156 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!!!
I know a lot of straight people who would never hire you.

“and how does this effect you?”

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#158 Feb 13, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>You freaks are not gay, you're queers, fagg@ts, fairies, but definitely not gay.
Imprtnrd seems kinds gay to me. Both definitions: happy and homosexual!
sickofit

Faribault, MN

#159 Feb 13, 2013
Notice how if you woudl fire someone for being a christian the far right BLOWS UP INSANE MAD. But it is ok for a gay person to get fired. HOW DOES THAT WORK??

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#161 Feb 14, 2013
sickofit wrote:
Notice how if you woudl fire someone for being a christian the far right BLOWS UP INSANE MAD. But it is ok for a gay person to get fired. HOW DOES THAT WORK??
They have been trying to use the anti-discrimination laws to protect their own religious discrimination.

I used to work for an organization run by blind people (The National Federation of the Blind). They actually had a former employee file a racial discrimination claim against them. Yes America, a black man actually claimed blind people discriminated against him because of his skin color! By law the EEOC had to conduct an investigation. For the first time in their 60 year history NFB had to check on the racial make-up of their employees!

So I wish the anti-gays would stop blaming us gays and lesbians for the mind set of the children these self righteous bigots produce.

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#162 Feb 14, 2013
sickofit wrote:
Notice how if you woudl fire someone for being a christian the far right BLOWS UP INSANE MAD. But it is ok for a gay person to get fired. HOW DOES THAT WORK??
Yes they will rally around anyone who says the are a Christian (as long as that person is anti-gay as well), even felons!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#163 Feb 14, 2013
It has amazed me that in 2013 a modern leading Country such as the U.S. still has this backward discriminatory law.
How can it possibly matter in the majority of working environments. Each individual brings with them a background,(sexual, political,...) and for the most part this is left in the background while they get on with their jobs and get along with work colleagues.
I haven't read all the comments but one stood out in declaring it wouldn't matter as long as there were no unwanted sexual advances or no stirring up of controversy/political debate. Seriously, both these can happen anywhere without any glbt.
texwex

Pittsburgh, PA

#164 Feb 19, 2013
http://youtube.com/watch...
Is any real solution? lawsuit then
Jenna

United States

#165 Apr 8, 2013
Mike wrote:
I just found out one of my employees was queer and I fired him on the spot, I ain't having no filthy gay pigs working in my daycare.
Fire a queer, save a child!!!
You Sir, are an Ass Hat. An ignorant, small minded prick.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#166 Sep 23, 2013
Darth Cheyney cant believe this
TrueBlood

Alexandria, VA

#167 Sep 24, 2013
It should be legal in all 50

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#168 Nov 2, 2013
Kimberling wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it is illegal to fire someone due to most of those things. I don't understand why being gay is a "fireable" offense!
Good question!
Big Gay Al

Villeneuve-le-roi, France

#170 Nov 2, 2013
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.
Not true ! In a free country like the USA, you can't legally fire people because of their race for example. You have the right to hate blacks, or gays, or whoever, just like you have the right to be a fat inbred trailer park beer sponge, BUT you have no right to act on your hate, that's the basis of Freedom... now run to your neighbor Billy and brag about having learnt something today ! ;)
anonymous

Absecon, NJ

#171 Nov 2, 2013
Big Gay Al wrote:
<quoted text>
Not true ! In a free country like the USA, you can't legally fire people because of their race for example. You have the right to hate blacks, or gays, or whoever, just like you have the right to be a fat inbred trailer park beer sponge, BUT you have no right to act on your hate, that's the basis of Freedom... now run to your neighbor Billy and brag about having learnt something today ! ;)
Not really true. Employers can fire a person for things like appearance. Heck! The military seems to find it intolerable to sport a tattoo nowadays.

The Equal Protection clause of the Constitution is pretty specific to race, religion and to some degree, gender. This all comes down to nattering over aesthetics. Being gay alone usually isn't enough to get a person fired, but if it linked to a disruption in the workplace, then it is usually considered fair game.

All in all, the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is a fair policy but nowadays just about everyone is looking to play "victim" and have the law protect them when they engage in political activity in the workplace. Quotas are not acceptable, but if they are considered, it should only be based on unavoidable genetic factors. Even religion is a choice so if you must have your faith, DON'T ASK AND DON'T TELL.

Outside the workplace, there should be no problems. If I want to engage in ANY kind of political speech on Facebook, I should not be subject to judgement in the workplace....but that is all out of control and is not even slowing down. Employers feel that employees owe them fealty 24/7 and that has got to stop.

It's time to Unionize and it's time for the Unions to police their own. Personally, if I ran a Union and I saw gays trying to push the Union into protecting their "rights" I'd have to ask how their sexual preferences have any impact on the work environment. If their preferences are somehow IN the work environment, they're OUT of line. If a fellow Union worker harasses a gay because they found out on Facebook or something like that, I'd be inclined to punish the harassing worker. "Don't ask, don't tell" doesn't just apply to employers.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#172 Nov 2, 2013
anonymous wrote:
It's time to Unionize
Unions destroyed the steel industry, the textile industry, the shoe industry and others in this country. They brought GM & Chrysler to bankruptcy. They have just about every state and many major cities deep in the red with unfunded liabilities. Oh yeah, unions are wonderful.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#173 Nov 2, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really true. Employers can fire a person for things like appearance. Heck! The military seems to find it intolerable to sport a tattoo nowadays.
The Equal Protection clause of the Constitution is pretty specific to race, religion and to some degree, gender. This all comes down to nattering over aesthetics. Being gay alone usually isn't enough to get a person fired, but if it linked to a disruption in the workplace, then it is usually considered fair game.
All in all, the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is a fair policy but nowadays just about everyone is looking to play "victim" and have the law protect them when they engage in political activity in the workplace. Quotas are not acceptable, but if they are considered, it should only be based on unavoidable genetic factors. Even religion is a choice so if you must have your faith, DON'T ASK AND DON'T TELL.
Outside the workplace, there should be no problems. If I want to engage in ANY kind of political speech on Facebook, I should not be subject to judgement in the workplace....but that is all out of control and is not even slowing down. Employers feel that employees owe them fealty 24/7 and that has got to stop.
It's time to Unionize and it's time for the Unions to police their own. Personally, if I ran a Union and I saw gays trying to push the Union into protecting their "rights" I'd have to ask how their sexual preferences have any impact on the work environment. If their preferences are somehow IN the work environment, they're OUT of line. If a fellow Union worker harasses a gay because they found out on Facebook or something like that, I'd be inclined to punish the harassing worker. "Don't ask, don't tell" doesn't just apply to employers.
I belong to a union where I work and it is stated in the contact they can not fire someone 'just because'. So I'm covered.
Straight Sh00ter

Topeka, KS

#174 Nov 2, 2013
And just why in the hell should gays be allowed to marry? Hmmm? I didn't think so! Thanks for playing losers.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#175 Nov 2, 2013
Straight Sh00ter wrote:
And just why in the hell should gays be allowed to marry? Hmmm? I didn't think so! Thanks for playing losers.
same reason anyone else should be allowed to marry.

simple enough for your simple mind?

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#176 Nov 3, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really true. Employers can fire a person for things like appearance. Heck! The military seems to find it intolerable to sport a tattoo nowadays.
The Equal Protection clause of the Constitution is pretty specific to race, religion and to some degree, gender.
I disagree.
None of those are listed in that section of the Constitution.

"AMENDMENT XIV

SECTION 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>This all comes down to nattering over aesthetics. Being gay alone usually isn't enough to get a person fired, but if it linked to a disruption in the workplace, then it is usually considered fair game.
wrong. In 29 States being gay is cause for termination. It can and DOES happen
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>All in all, the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is a fair policy but nowadays just about everyone is looking to play "victim" and have the law protect them when they engage in political activity in the workplace. Quotas are not acceptable, but if they are considered, it should only be based on unavoidable genetic factors. Even religion is a choice so if you must have your faith, DON'T ASK AND DON'T TELL.
DADT was never a fair policy. I reeks of the days when light skinned people passed, and still faced tremendous consequences if their secret was discovered. As for quotas, IMO they should even exist. You're their for the job. If you can do it and do it best you should be the one to have the job. Nothing else should be a factor
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Outside the workplace, there should be no problems. If I want to engage in ANY kind of political speech on Facebook, I should not be subject to judgement in the workplace....but that is all out of control and is not even slowing down. Employers feel that employees owe them fealty 24/7 and that has got to stop.
Agreed
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>It's time to Unionize and it's time for the Unions to police their own. Personally, if I ran a Union and I saw gays trying to push the Union into protecting their "rights" I'd have to ask how their sexual preferences have any impact on the work environment. If their preferences are somehow IN the work environment, they're OUT of line.
That's just nuts

anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>If a fellow Union worker harasses a gay because they found out on Facebook or something like that, I'd be inclined to punish the harassing worker. "Don't ask, don't tell" doesn't just apply to employers.
Any worker harassing any other worker should be canned. That has nothing to do with any DADTDP policy.
This Is Great

Euless, TX

#177 Nov 3, 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.
This Is Great!!!

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“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#178 Nov 3, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Unions destroyed the steel industry, the textile industry, the shoe industry and others in this country. They brought GM & Chrysler to bankruptcy. They have just about every state and many major cities deep in the red with unfunded liabilities. Oh yeah, unions are wonderful.
Though I champion the work Unions have done in protecting workers, I have to agree with you on what they went on to do.

What bothers me is that certain ones are now being portrayed as the bad guy simply because they are a Union; the police, fireman and teachers for example. All of these are basically government contracted jobs. It's the job of the government to make sure these people get paid!

Look at the recent shut down and who got the worst of it. It wasn't the people we elected to office, but the ones who are contracted BY those people in office who suffered the most.

If you really think about it, The Tea Party ended up behaving just like the Unions you described.

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