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Obama Urges Congress to Ban Job Bias Against Gays
New York Times ^ | 07/21/2014 | Peter Baker

Posted on 07/21/2014 9:37:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

WASHINGTON — President Obama, declaring himself on “the right side of history,” called on Congress on Monday to ban job discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans as he signed an executive order doing so for workers of federal contractors.

In a ceremony at the White House, Mr. Obama noted that in much of the country, companies can fire employees based on their sexual orientation. “That’s wrong,” he said to an audience of supporters. “We’re here to do what we can to make it right — to bend that arc of justice just a little bit in a better direction.”

President Obama, who ended the military's policy of Faith Groups Seek Exclusion From Bias RuleJULY 8, 2014 Supreme Court Declines Case Contesting Ban on Gay ‘Conversion Therapy’JUNE 30, 2014 Silicon Valley’s Embrace of the Gay and Lesbian CommunityJULY 18, 2014 Before signing the order, Mr. Obama noted that Congress has debated such legislation for decades without agreeing to it, and he implored his supporters to raise the temperature on lawmakers even as they have achieved great momentum in the drive to legalize same-sex marriage through much of the nation. “I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act,” he said. “The rest of you, of course, need to keep putting pressure on Congress.”

The federal government already prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation for its own work force, but the order Mr. Obama signed on Monday would extend that to companies that do work for the federal government. It also explicitly protects for the first time federal workers based not just on sexual orientation but also gender identity, meaning transgender employees.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gays; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; jobbias; obama
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1 posted on 07/21/2014 9:37:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one, or lose millions of dollars.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 9:40:10 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s only answer to the problems this country and the world faces is bias and racism. He is an abomination to mankind.Inept and shallow and a divider~


3 posted on 07/21/2014 9:40:16 AM PDT by El Zoro
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To: SeekAndFind

Let me get this straight (hey! I made a joke!)... The White House (isn’t the term itself - ‘White’ - racist, by the way? You know, lily-white versus black magic, etc...) wants laws to ‘protect’ a minuscule minority that already is adequately protected by existing legislation?

What I want is laws protecting the ‘other’ 97% from being forced to embrace and endorse this aberrant behavior.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: El Zoro

Didn’t know “queer” was a choice on a job application. Or maybe they are worried that coming into work looking absolutely “fabulous” could be a detriment.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:42 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexual men are, statistically, higher paid than straight men.

This is a control issue.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: I want the USA back

And here’s another question...

How are we supposed to know if a particular candidate is homosexual in the first place?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:53 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny, I think anyone should be able to discriminate for whatever reason they wish.

I hope this homo thing will finally put that non-discrimination mythos to rest.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m 51 years old and I’ve been working since I was 13, I’ve have had countless different jobs, everything from newspaper delivery boy to lawyer. Just name a job I’ve done it, and I can’t recall one of those jobs ever asking me what my sexual preference was. But of course leave it to liberals to imagine that they do.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 9:46:39 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

RE: The White House (isn’t the term itself - ‘White’ - racist, by the way? You know, lily-white versus black magic, etc...)

Do you suggest we paint the building BLACK and call it the BLACK HOUSE instead? :)


10 posted on 07/21/2014 9:47:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Was this it? Or did he tke questions on the Russian shoot down, the border collapse, the terrible economy, the IRA scandal, the Holder contempt, The Gaza missle firings....

Nope, last week it was fundraisers, this week it’s gay rights. He really has his finger on the important issues.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: I want the USA back
This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one...

Preferential treatment is the liberal's idea of equality or non-bias.

12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:49:05 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

This would be an absolute violation of the First Amendment.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 9:49:47 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind
President Obama, declaring himself on “the right side of history,”

but on the wrong side of theology ...

14 posted on 07/21/2014 9:49:49 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: SeekAndFind
In a ceremony at the White House, Mr. Obama noted that in much of the country, companies can fire employees based on their sexual orientation.

"In much of the country"...Please give me one example of that, name me one company you freakin' fraud . That's right, we don't need proof, we should just take the liar in chiefs word that this goes on.

15 posted on 07/21/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: I want the USA back

>>This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one, or lose millions of dollars.<<

It will be the latter. After the ADA we managers were given backdoor instructions to find ANY reason NOT to hire disabled, since upper management knew we would never get rid of them.

They hired a few token disabled but generally the ADA was the biggest anti-disabled piece of... legislation ever.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 9:53:15 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: El Zoro
He is an abomination to mankind.Inept and shallow and a divider~

Merely an example of the $HIT that can be sold to the American Public... and they BOUGHT it TWICE.

17 posted on 07/21/2014 9:54:47 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: SeekAndFind

This seems a red herring to me! The facts are Homo’s do better per capita financially than single men, or married couples. Some stereotypes are true, homo men are free to pursue financial security more directly because they generally have fewer obstacles in business because they have fewer family responsibilities. If they are a couple, they generally are two major bread winners. There is a reason why homo couples dominate home rehab tv shows.
Also I am not using homo as a pejorative, I’m just to lazy to type homosexual more than once!


18 posted on 07/21/2014 9:55:20 AM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Make any law you want. We will not comply.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 9:56:03 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: I want the USA back
This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one, or lose millions of dollars.

See Michael Sam and the Rams......They'll never be able to cut him.

20 posted on 07/21/2014 9:56:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: I want the USA back

> This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one, or lose millions of dollars.

Or hire them and they infect your customers and they sue you for $2 M. Take your pick or close your doors and do exactly what Obama designed the law to do in the first place.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 9:58:18 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

If the shoe fits...


22 posted on 07/21/2014 9:58:28 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would I hire anyone that talks about sex in a job interview or before they even even get the job?


23 posted on 07/21/2014 9:58:49 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

> And here’s another question...

How are we supposed to know if a particular candidate is homosexual in the first place?

See how many times they check your crotch during the interview.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 9:59:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

This is really important?


25 posted on 07/21/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: SeekAndFind

Prediction .... future applications for federal contracts will require information as to how many homosexuals, transsexuals, etc ... are currently employed. Obama sure does pay close attention to matters involving gays ... gee ... I wonder why .


26 posted on 07/21/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: layman

So just say you’re Bisexual, but you just happen to be married to a member of the opposite sex.

How are they going to prove you wrong?


27 posted on 07/21/2014 10:04:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tallyhoe

RE: This is really important?

Kinda shows you where our President’s priorities are.

He finds lots of time for fund raisers and even prioritizes the release of Gitmo Taliban prisoners ( to Qatar and now Uruguay ) in exchange for deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, but cannot find time to CALL the President of Mexico to DEMAND the release of our marine who is rotting in their jail for simply making a wrong turn at the border.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 10:04:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I bet the black community is pleased with his effort to help gays.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 10:06:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: wolfman23601

THAT’S the point... Now any one who walks into a job interview and says “I’m gay - hire me” is guaranteed a job


30 posted on 07/21/2014 10:08:06 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Really. Is there a big anti-gay hiring out there??? I seriously doubt it. What this is really about is forcing companies to hire the freaks that chop up their bodies and take hormones.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 10:17:11 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This is nothing more than a bone to throw for Obama’s lawyer buddies and Holder’s justice department. Gotta keep the goon squad well paid while they are shaking down business for phony discrimination law suits.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 10:19:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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33 posted on 07/21/2014 10:21:32 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: I want the USA back

While Rome burns, Zero is out catering to his 2.3% base and the 99% of dims that support and facilitate that base!


34 posted on 07/21/2014 10:22:48 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: dfwgator

[ So just say you’re Bisexual, but you just happen to be married to a member of the opposite sex.

How are they going to prove you wrong? ]

True, there is no way they can legally prove you wrong. And if they try to force you to have sex with ANYONE to PROVE it, it is sexually harassment.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 10:23:12 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Mr. K

[ THAT’S the point... Now any one who walks into a job interview and says “I’m gay - hire me” is guaranteed a job ]

Sorta like saying “I’m Happy, hire me!”

Maybe talk like someone in the 1920’s vernacular and then say “I’m gay, hire me!” then when they wonder why you are talking about your wife if you are a guy say, well of course I am married to a dame, she makes me so happy when I go home to her every night see...


36 posted on 07/21/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: VideoDoctor

Unfortunately it shows how stupid and dumbed down America has become. This has become a Democrat Haven!


37 posted on 07/21/2014 10:27:39 AM PDT by El Zoro
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To: I want the USA back
This will mean that you have to hire all gays who apply, and will never be able to fire one, or lose millions of dollars.

If this becomes law it won't matter. Your whole work force is now gay. Don't believe me? Try to terminate some one and you will discover that they are gay. They've just been in the closet until now but you've forced their hand.

You prove they are not gay. How are you going to do that?

38 posted on 07/21/2014 10:30:54 AM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
I guess you ask them to bring their partner and prove it on the desk.

Since you cannot ask someone if they're a Homo, then they must have
to tell you and blurt it out to gain special privileges. Just don't hire
any is the safe bet.

If I wanted to hire a Clown I would hold auditions.

39 posted on 07/21/2014 10:35:12 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Recruiter: Now, are either of you homosexuals?
John Winger: [John and Russell look at each other] You mean, like, flaming, or...
Recruiter: Well, it’s a standard question we have to ask.
Russell Ziskey: No, we’re not homosexual, but we are *willing to learn*.
John Winger: Yeah, would they send us someplace special?
Recruiter: I guess that’s “no” on both. Now if you could just give Uncle Sam your autograph...


40 posted on 07/21/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

..in the Federal gov’ment, and contractors.


41 posted on 07/21/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SeekAndFind

*** Mr. Obama noted that in much of the country, companies can fire employees based on their sexual orientation.****

It is called, “Hire at will, fire at will.” Most companies I worked for did it. They hire you and let you go when the job is done or when they don’t want you anymore. No excuse needed to let you go.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 10:41:48 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Mr. K

Can you get fired if on the first day you say, “oops, maybe not after all”?


43 posted on 07/21/2014 10:50:27 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SeekAndFind

How about job bias agaisnt heretosexuals? I’m sure if I said that homosexuality wS wrong at my place of employment that I would be promptly fired.


44 posted on 07/21/2014 11:28:06 AM PDT by erod
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To: SeekAndFind

Right side of history. I am sick to death of that arrogant phrase.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 11:32:03 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Well now they will all make sure that the employer notices. However, I guess a straight person could always pretend.


46 posted on 07/21/2014 11:34:33 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Calamari
Try to terminate some one and you will discover that they are gay.

There may be a sudden rise in "accidental" death among workers. When it comes to their livelihood folks can become very inventive.

47 posted on 07/21/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Employees “accidentally” dyeing on the job is to be avoided at all cost. You do not want OSHA anywhere on your company’s premises. Your records and practices will be under a Federal microscope. They will find something and at the very least there will be fines and at very worst someone is going to jail in a federal prison for negligence, manslauter or records violations. And the Feds will be there until they uncover your “crimes”.


48 posted on 07/21/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT by Calamari (Pass enough laws and everyone is guilty of something.)
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To: tallyhoe
This is really important?

Only in the eyes of the Democrat-Socialist Party -- this is a top priority for these boys and girls.

49 posted on 07/21/2014 2:17:14 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: Mr. K

>>I bet the black community is pleased with his effort to help gays.<<

obozo could bring back literal slavery for blacks and he would still get 90+% of the black vote.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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