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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No Rights in Texas

Taylorville, IL

#1 Mar 1, 2010
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.
Bill Smith

Mount Pleasant, SC

#2 Mar 1, 2010
An employer should be able to fire for ANY reason they see fit. At least that is how it works in a free country.

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#3 Mar 1, 2010
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.
NO, that's how it works under fascism.
Rose

North Hollywood, CA

#4 Mar 1, 2010
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.
That's ridiculous.
Stan Franton

Saratoga Springs, NY

#5 Mar 1, 2010
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'm a Libertarian. But just as it should be, and is, to fire someone because of their religion, or race, so to should it be for sexual orientation.
Fact

Camden, SC

#6 Mar 1, 2010
In several states,employers can fire a person for any reason.
Even if they don't like the way a person said good morning.

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#7 Mar 1, 2010
So, 21 states have nondiscrimination laws that include sexual orientation? Cool! It's unfortunate that only 13 states include gender identity in their nondiscrimination laws. That means, in 8 states, it's legal for gay and lesbian people to legally discriminate against trans people while remaining safe themselves. New York is one of those 8 states, thanks to the one sided GLB(t) political organization there.

That's why we need ENDA on the federal level. Of course, the HRC is committed to 4 priorities this year, none of which is ENDA. I guess they don;t think it's necessary. So, for all you GLB(t) people in the states that have no employment protection based on gender identity and sexual orientation, if you gave the HRC some money, you blew it on other people. They don't care about you.
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“Indeed, I am!”

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As if it mattered . . .

#10 Mar 1, 2010
Here's the four priorities, as laid forth by Joe Solomese:
1. "We are going to eliminate the tax that you pay on domestic partner benefits. We're going to get rid of that this year at long last."

2. "We are going to extend domestic partnerships to federal employees."

3. "We are going to get people living with HIV/AIDS treatment much earlier if they are on public assistance."

4. "And finally, finally this year we are going to bring down the discriminatory policy known as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'...once and for all."
I guess keeping a job in the face of homo and trans phobia or allaying the fear of being outed and fired by some minor mishap is unimportant for these people. I think the HRC needs to be removed as the "largest glb(t, snort, yeah right) organization in the US.

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#11 Mar 1, 2010
Fact wrote:
In several states,employers can fire a person for any reason.
Even if they don't like the way a person said good morning.
Wrong. You cannot fire an employee for a reason prohibited by law.

In many states, employers of "at-will" employees may fire their employees and not have to GIVE a reason. But if they do, that reason cannot be one that is prohibited by law.

It is perfectly legal and desirable that employers NOT be able to fire people for reasons completely unrelated to their employment. Firing or refusing to hire someone solely on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, or religion, where these attributes have no bearing on one's ability to perform a job, goes completely beyond the notions of fairness, equality, and equal treatment before the law.

If an employer wants to benefit from doing business with the public, expects any kind of public support or help (police, fire, etc.), then that employer should treat people fairly and equitably or not go into business at all.

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#12 Mar 1, 2010
Fact wrote:
In several states,employers can fire a person for any reason.
Even if they don't like the way a person said good morning.
That's legal in all 50 states, so long as the employer doesn't discriminate against a protected class in doing it.

Only way to protect yourself against such arbitrary action is a union contract that limits discipline to just cause.

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#13 Mar 3, 2010
Walt Green wrote:
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That's legal in all 50 states, so long as the employer doesn't discriminate against a protected class in doing it.
Only way to protect yourself against such arbitrary action is a union contract that limits discipline to just cause.
And Pennsylvannia is one of them.I know a woman who was good at her job infact she was one of the first 20 workers hired years ago and she was not young and pretty.They told her even though she worked in the ware house she was not company image materal.
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DigitalF8

Fresno, CA

#15 Mar 14, 2011
while sex is issued "strict scrutiny" in courts in determining discrimination, "gendered" issues involve the lowest level of scrutiny... the same level if you were say a felon looking to keep your job. No 14th ammendment protection.
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AOL

#16 Mar 15, 2011
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
So, 21 states have nondiscrimination laws that include sexual orientation? Cool! It's unfortunate that only 13 states include gender identity in their nondiscrimination laws. That means, in 8 states, it's legal for gay and lesbian people to legally discriminate against trans people while remaining safe themselves. New York is one of those 8 states, thanks to the one sided GLB(t) political organization there.
That's why we need ENDA on the federal level. Of course, the HRC is committed to 4 priorities this year, none of which is ENDA. I guess they don;t think it's necessary. So, for all you GLB(t) people in the states that have no employment protection based on gender identity and sexual orientation, if you gave the HRC some money, you blew it on other people. They don't care about you.
The 21 states that have nondiscrimination laws for sexual orientation will have the highest number of people on disability, welfare and sick day occurances.I am not against alternative life style as long as the person maintains his or her medical.This is not the case usually and other people become ill from their life style.New York needs to revisit the issue from a medical standpoint.

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#17 Mar 15, 2011
Sad to see wrote:
<quoted text>The 21 states that have nondiscrimination laws for sexual orientation will have the highest number of people on disability, welfare and sick day occurances.I am not against alternative life style as long as the person maintains his or her medical.This is not the case usually and other people become ill from their life style.New York needs to revisit the issue from a medical standpoint.
Feel free to provide evidence to support your claim, with a link. Be sure to show how the existence of non-discrimination laws cause an increase in the number of "people on disability, welfare, and sick day occurances." Show your work.
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#18 Mar 16, 2011
Jerald wrote:
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Feel free to provide evidence to support your claim, with a link. Be sure to show how the existence of non-discrimination laws cause an increase in the number of "people on disability, welfare, and sick day occurances." Show your work.
I prefer that you learn the hard way.

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#19 Mar 16, 2011
Sad to see wrote:
<quoted text>I prefer that you learn the hard way.
In other words, you can't back up your claim with evidence. Par for the course for the anti-gay.
Mike

Dallas, TX

#20 Mar 16, 2011
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!!!

“Peace”

Since: Feb 08

Earth

#21 Mar 16, 2011
Sad to see wrote:
<quoted text>The 21 states that have nondiscrimination laws for sexual orientation will have the highest number of people on disability, welfare and sick day occurances.I am not against alternative life style as long as the person maintains his or her medical.This is not the case usually and other people become ill from their life style.New York needs to revisit the issue from a medical standpoint.
I agree with you 100%.
New York needs to revisit the issue from a medical standpoint.

I can see how passing TLGB protections can cause many many to become ill.
Once these protections are in place, bigots will be forced to keep their thoughts to themselves while on the job. This can leed to hypertension which leeds to stroke or heart problems, at the very least compromised immune systems allowing them to be more susceptible to short term illnesses.

Yes perhaps a good study is needed to find out just how much hiring bigots costs the taxpayers yearly.
miz bella

United States

#22 Apr 9, 2011
Fact wrote:
In several states,employers can fire a person for any reason.
Even if they don't like the way a person said good morning.
In VA where I live it's fact.
NE Jade

Mckinney, TX

#23 Apr 9, 2011
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!!!
I applaud you for doing the right thing.

-NE Jade

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