Skip to comments.Obama Urges Congress to Ban Job Bias Against Gays
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. Thats wrong, he said to an audience of supporters. Were 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 TherapyJUNE 30, 2014 Silicon Valleys 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. Im 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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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.
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.
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.
Homosexual men are, statistically, higher paid than straight men.
This is a control issue.
And here’s another question...
How are we supposed to know if a particular candidate is homosexual in the first place?
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.
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.
RE: The White House (isnt 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? :)
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.
Preferential treatment is the liberal's idea of equality or non-bias.
This would be an absolute violation of the First Amendment.
but on the wrong side of theology ...
"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.
>>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.
Merely an example of the $HIT that can be sold to the American Public... and they BOUGHT it TWICE.
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!
Make any law you want. We will not comply.
See Michael Sam and the Rams......They'll never be able to cut him.
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