Skip to comments.LGBT non-discrimination act clears Senate committee (with RINO support)
Posted on 07/10/2013 10:51:36 AM PDT by markomalley
Wednesday morning, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions approved the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, as its commonly referred to. The bill prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It was first considered by the committee in 2002 and was the subject of hearings in 2009 and 2012. Three Republicans, Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Ark.) and the bills original co-sponsor, Mark Kirk (Ill.) joined 12 Democrats to quickly approve what committee chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called historic legislation.
In his statement, Harkin reiterated the main points of the bill, stressing that passage was not only the right thing to do but also good for business.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
It’s confirmed: Kirk is farther left than Durbin.
Clause 17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, byCession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And
“Three Republicans, Sens. Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Ark.) and the bills original co-sponsor, Mark Kirk (Ill.)”
That should read “Three communist traitors....”
Great. How long before they start suing churches?
Interfering with how a private businessman runs his own business is neither the right thing to do nor good for business. The real outcome with be that even fewer private employers will give any feedback to those who are not hired or to those who are fired. I learned long ago never to give that information out, especially if I thought an explanation would help someone with potential to find a later job.
If XYZ Pizza doesn’t want to hire lesbians, that’s their choice, and if the word gets out and they lose lots of business (or get flooded with customers as Chik-fil-A did), that’s the natural consequence of their private choice. Once the government steps in, people start to tiptoe around and look for other excuses to fire (or never hire) someone who might file a lawsuit. This will not help, but it will build resentment against militant gays (who have chosen to be our enemies) and against government (which is the natural enemy of free men).
About two weeks sounds right, based on this week.
So, how do you prove you are a homosexual or can you just make the claim and they have to take your word for it.
RINO-Dem Coalition.... maybe we do need a new party
I take it Hatch of Utah is not going to have to worry too much about a man showing up at work dressed as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Me, in NYC, that’s a big possibility. Get me out of this country!!!!!
Nancyboy Kirk strikes again! This warped deviant POS is what the Illanoy “GOP” thinks of as an ideal candidate and senator. All the fellahs down at the polo club and at the National Association of Windtunnel Trust Fund Babies admire the Illanoy “GOP’s” selection criteria.
Mookowski and Kirk (gay), don’t surprise me at all. But Booby Hatch, went crying and begging the TEA parties not to primary his behind out of office the way they removed his good buddy, former Sen. Bob Bennett.
After this, I wonder what his fellow Mormons are thinking about him as well and I hope the people of Utah have long memories.
The Pedophile Non-Discriminatory Act is just around the corner. It will be “historic”.
LOL! Someone from the ComPost must think the ‘AK’ associated with Murkowski stands for Arkansas.
What we need is a Constitution that limits the federal government to specific powers and only those enumerated powers. We also need our Constitution to protect not only “freedom of worship” for an hour each Sunday morning but the actual free exercise of religion 24/7. As a final level of protection, we need a Constitution that protects our right to keep and bear arms, not for sporting purposes but as the ultimate check on a government that derives its just powers only from the consent of the governed and can do no more because it lacks the strength to force compliance from unwilling citizens.
It’s a shame the Founding Fathers didn’t think of putting those protections in writing.
As soon as the bill passes, look for EEOC to start filing discrimination lawsuits against companies that have too few homosexual employees, or too few homosexual employees in prominent positions.
Quotas and affirmative action plans will be demanded. This is the end-game.
Why not just follow the 14th Amendment?
Gender Identity is a bullshit political agenda term that has no valid meaning.
You want to know a persons gender have them drop their drawers.
What you see is what they are, no matter how mentally ill they might otherwise be............
Pollster1: “Its a shame the Founding Fathers didnt think of putting those protections in writing.”
Yeah. What a shame they left all those protections out of the Bill of Rights, eh?
Actually, maybe I shouldn’t be laughing. There’s nothing funny about the paternalistic aristocrats in the Senate who think they need to make hiring decisions for every business in the USA.
I am disappointed that they don't see the irony in our positions. They consider me hateful, since I want the law to mean what it says. They, the compassionate ones who are making the law whatever the person in charge at that moment wants, are the ones putting us at far greater risk of a terrible outcome.
MooCowSki is from Alaska, not Arkansas.
What great journalists at the Washington Compost.
It doesn’t matter what the people of Utah think since this is Hatch’s final term. He pulled the same bait and switch McCain did. Voters are idiots.
Precisely. I’ve dealt with a number of business owners in my career. Privately, they all tell me that they prefer to hire straight white guys. Not because of bigotry, discrimination or anything of the sort. Simply because a straight white guy can be fired with zero consequences if they can’t do the job.
They’re interpreting the Supreme Court Decision last month as a license to kill. And they will viciously push the envelope until they are stopped.
So, what, I can wear a dress to work now and they can’t fire me? (if I had a job that is).....
Exactly. However, due to the tight economy, I might regretfully eliminate your position a few months later - after having been completely supportive of your
During the course of the interview, it was revealed that during her previous employment with us, she completed a graduate degree from a pricey private school that was paid for through company tuition reimbursement. Immediately upon graduation, she resigned and took a better job with that very university.
Now, five years later, she wanted to come back. I did not hire her though she was otherwise competitively qualified. The scuttlebutt in the office was that I rejected her for sexual orientation. That wasn't it. I rejected her because she showed poor ethics in having the company pay for her education then immediately parlaying it into a job elsewhere. The company expected to benefit from the $40,000 it invested in her. It didn't seem to dawn on her that what she did wasn't right.
She asked how she could have interviewed differently to get the job. I was noncommital as you can get sued for saying anything these days. I wonder if she still believes it was because she was homosexual and not poor ethics.
Oh, and the rules have changed on tuition reimbursement. Now if you resign within a year, you have to pay it all back; within two years, 50%; within three years, 25%.
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"Good for business"? Do these sick freaks even believe their own BS? I wonder (in an idle sort of way) how much they are motivated by back room deals that line their pockets and how much by demoniac ideology. Equal equal?
Isn't there another bill that has to pass the House? Has it already? Will it? Not being able to use discernment and good judgement when hiring/not hiring mentally ill sex perverts is abominable. Of course the DoJ and probably most Fedgove agencies/bureaus etc make special outreach to mentally ill sex perverts, they want everyone else to as well. But suppose there aren't enough mentally ill sex perverts to go around? I guess that's what public schools are for, to create more of them.
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Note my comment above. At this rate there won’t be enough mentally ill sex perverts to go around!
How about straight, heterosexual, historic marriage discrimination?
I should go to every gay business I can to demand service.
Kidding, wouldn’t waste my time... and I can’t go there, it’s not me.
ENDA is not a nondiscrimination act. It is a promote homosexuality or else act. Its just another tool to push leftist progressive politics into the workplace. If the GOP let this through the party deserves to die.