Skip to comments.On LGBT Workplace Discrimination, GOP Has Potential Path to Splitting Democrats on Religious Freedom
Posted on 07/23/2014 9:41:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Barack Obama's LGBT workplace discrimination order has revealed a rift among Democrats over whether religious freedom trumps gay rights. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could exploit that rift by bringing the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has a religious exemption, to the floor for a vote.
ENDA, which would ban workplace discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity, was passed by the Senate in November with the support of 54 Democrats and 10 Republicans.
The bill likely would not have passed if it had not contained a religious exemption. The exemption was a major point of contention during the debate over the bill. Some liberal groups complained that there should be no religious exemption. Some conservative groups complained that the exemption was not strong enough.
The exemption is for explicitly religious organizations, or, in the words of the bill, any "corporation, association, educational institution or institution of learning or society that is exempt from the religious discrimination provisions of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, offered an amendment that would have specified that the religious exemption included organizations affiliated with particular religions and organizations with both religious and secular functions. That amendment failed with only 43 votes.
Gay advocacy groups praised the vote as historic. The same groups condemned House Republicans when Speaker of the House John Boehner announced there would be no House vote on the legislation.
In June, Obama announced that he would sign an ENDA-like executive order that would only apply to federal contractors.
Religious freedom advocates urged Obama to include a religious exemption. Some of these advocates were Obama supporters.
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It’s not about “religious freedom”. It’s about FREEDOM and property rights, or rather human rights to control what one owns. No good will come of groveling to be free because it violates our religious beliefs. If that is the only freedom that we still have and/or the only freedom we have left, then you can also kiss that goodbye in pretty short order.
I cannot imagine what would be more disruptive to a team than for a fat old man to show up at the shop wearing high heels and a dress.
Now they feel entitled to parade themselves in public and it's still nobody's business.
In fact, they demand the right to insert themselves into our businesses.
Are any of the elected ass-clowns prepared for sexual orientation expanding to include pedophiles and other “orientations”?
RE: Are any of the elected ass-clowns prepared for sexual orientation expanding to include pedophiles and other orientations?
Not now, but that will come next... They call that “progress”
It’s already slowly happening in Europe.
Liberal Sweden Allows Pedophile Rapist to Adopt Child
European Parliament member promotes pedophilia as part of the sexual revolution
Cambridge University sponsors a Pedophilia friendly symposium