Nope. I’m in disagreement.
For rentals imo it’s up to the landlord to make that decision under his property rights.
For employment I follow the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. I think it works quite well. My problem is that gays and lesbians want to be all out and in everyone’s face about it.
Only place I don’t have a problem is if the gay/lesbian is looking to purchase their own house. I think that how much money they have and credit worthiness should be the deciding factor on housing purchases.
Offering protections is one step closer to allowing gay/lesbian marriage. It also opens the door for frivolous “I was fired because I was gay” or “I was kicked out because I was gay” lawsuits when the person actually was a bad employee and didn’t pay their rent.
When the gay rights first started being vocal, their attitude was that what went on in the privacy of their own bedroom was nobody else’s business. And I concur.
However, they’ve gone from that to shoving it in everybody else’s face and making their private business EVERYBODY else’s business and that’s where it has to stop.
If it’s nobody’s business, then SHUT UP about it!!!!
If they didn’t make an issue about it, they wouldn’t be in a position of being *discriminated* against because of it because nobody would know or know for sure; it would be sheer speculation.
THEY’RE the ones who’ve made this the hot button issue it is today, and are looking for special rights and privileges to force up to accept it as normal.
They have all the protection under the law that any other citizen in this country has. They don’t need special rights and protections.