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Bill would ask state contractors: Are you gay or lesbian?
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/30/12 | Jim Sanders

Posted on 04/30/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT by SmithL

For the first time, California would ask its contractors if they are gay under legislation passed Monday by the Assembly.

The measure, Assembly Bill 1960, would enable the owners of businesses that contract with the state to identify themselves as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual. It would not require them to do so.

The Assembly vote was 47-24, with only one Republican supporting it.

The Department of General Services currently is required to collect data on contractors by race, ethnicity and gender. AB 1960 would add LGBT-owned businesses to that list.

The bill by Sacramento Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson seeks data involving state contracts for construction, professional services, and for the purchase of materials, supplies or equipment.

Dickinson said the measure would allow state officials and gay or lesbian groups to better pinpoint the extent to which LGBT-owned businesses are helping to drive the state economy.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: contracting; dontaskdonttell; fdrq; goldenstate; granolastate; homosexualagenda; quotas; yourtaxdollarsatwork

1 posted on 04/30/2012 7:53:56 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Do they verify? I mean someone could lie about it in order to have a better shot at a state contract.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 7:58:26 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SmithL

The dudes name is Dick In Son.....


3 posted on 04/30/2012 8:00:07 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SmithL

I bet it’s highly illegal for a private employer to ask applicants that same question.


4 posted on 04/30/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: SmithL
Are you gay or lesbian?

"You mean like flaming?"

5 posted on 04/30/2012 8:02:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SmithL

Why don’t they skip all the fine-structure identity specifications like race and sex and go for what they really want, namely “straight white males need not apply?”


6 posted on 04/30/2012 8:09:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SmithL

Dickenson sez it voluntary. And no one is to be effected one way or the other.
So just what is the point??
Will the State put out a list of gaylesbiantransgender companies so pervs can put in preferred applications?
What about a list of companies not allowed to do business around minors?
Is this the kind of crap californicators care about? Hello.... your state is bankrupt... in so many ways.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SmithL

8 posted on 04/30/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SmithL

“Only if it helps me get the job.”


9 posted on 04/30/2012 8:21:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Bratch

Looks like he’s expecting a ‘large package’.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 8:22:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: SmithL

Simple to see if you say no, you probably don’t vote Democrat and you won’t get a contract.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 8:23:11 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: SmithL
It would not require them to do so.
Not yet, anyway.
12 posted on 04/30/2012 8:23:38 PM PDT by Bob
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To: SmithL

Well, pffft.....I’m lesbian.

My wife is happy about that, however.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 8:28:18 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Why don’t they skip all the fine-structure identity specifications like race and sex and go for what they really want, namely “straight white males need not apply?””

Boy, isn’t that cutting right to the chase! Absolutely right.


14 posted on 04/30/2012 8:31:20 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sure...everyone will be “gay.” That way the system will BREAK!!!!


15 posted on 04/30/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: SmithL

The libtards in kalifornicator are absolutely, completely, totally obsessed with perverted sex, seemingly to the exclusion of all else.

These people are really, really sick.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 9:00:33 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: MichaelCorleone

A-fricken-men.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 9:16:02 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why don’t they skip all the fine-structure identity specifications like race and sex and go for what they really want, namely “straight white males need not apply?”

Well put.

18 posted on 04/30/2012 9:18:24 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Paleo Conservative
Mr. Roper opted to trust but not verify.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 9:20:27 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: SmithL

If I say, “All of the above”, do I get the contract?

Just write on the application-for-contract form, “I went to the Barney Frank school of contracting”. You are sure to get the contract, and a disease thrown in for free.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 9:21:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: occamrzr06

Do they offer affirmative action for transgendered lesbians? I’m into chicks but I’m trapped in a man’s body.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 9:24:22 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: SmithL

Now I must have an operation to be competitive with State contracts?


22 posted on 04/30/2012 9:24:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: SmithL

Why do we need to know the extent to which gay lesbian owned businesses are driving the state economy? Why does that matter? Or do they want to have data to prove that homosexual businesses are being discriminated against, so that they can then implement an affirmative action plan?


23 posted on 04/30/2012 10:50:03 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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24 posted on 04/30/2012 10:51:58 PM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: goodnesswins
Sure...everyone will be “gay.” That way the system will BREAK!!!!

Give the "Alinsky treatment" right back to the Libs!

25 posted on 04/30/2012 11:50:46 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why would God “bless America”?

Sick stuff; it appears the most liberal nonsense is coming out of the dying states (as the European Christians that built this country flee them). No accident that the most liberal states are the most “diverse”; it is easy to push this sh!t through when 1/2 of your residents don’t even speak English (and can’t vote against it anyway).


26 posted on 05/01/2012 2:08:14 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SmithL

In 10 years you’re going to have to prove you’re gay to work in California.

Just saying so won’t cut it.

On your knees, comrade!


27 posted on 05/01/2012 6:42:38 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SmithL

All this pretense when the actual goal is to filter out “straight” and “white.”


28 posted on 05/01/2012 7:15:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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