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HomoQuotable – Ed Koch

“I was truly shocked to read in the New York Times of April 12 that ‘President Obama disappointed and vexed gay supporters on Wednesday with his decision, conveyed to activists by a senior adviser, not to sign an executive order banning discrimination by employers with federal contracts.’ When I was elected mayor of New York City in 1977, taking office …

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COLORADO: Christian Hate Group Wins
Bid To Place Legalization Of Anti-Gay Discrimination On November Ballot

Despite the efforts of One Colorado and the JMG readers who pitched in to fund the battle, today anti-gay Christian hate group Focus On The Family won their battle to place a legalization of anti-gay discrimination on the statewide November ballot. If the ballot measure were to win, LGBT people could be denied housing, employment, access to services, anything. All …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Washington Post: WHITE HOUSE press secretary Jay Carney spent a good chunk of his time during a briefing last week trying to explain why President Obama has declined to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Mr. Carney struggled for some eight minutes but was unable to give a satisfactory …

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Activists Slam Obama Over Rejection Of Employment Non-Discrim Order

Michelangelo Signorile reports at HuffPo: Two prominent LGBT activists slammed President Obama for refusing to sign an Executive Order “at this time” barring federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Tico Almeida, president of Freedom to Work, was among the LGBT activists in a White House meeting with senior advisor Valerie Jarrett earlier in the week …

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White House President Secretary Grilled About Rejection Of Employment Order

Think Progress notes that among the unseen questioners are reporters from gay print outlets Metro Weekly and the Washington Blade. They really do try to back Carney into a corner.(Via Igor Volsky)

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White House Rejects LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Executive Order

An executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating against their LGBT employees has been rejected by the Obama administration. The news comes via Human Rights Campaign director Joe Solomonese, who was quoted today by Metro Weekly. “Earlier today, we were told that the Administration is not ready to move forward with a federal contractor nondiscrimination executive order at this …

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Gay Family To Confront President At Today’s White House Easter Egg Roll

A gay family attending today’s White House Easter Egg Roll said they planned to confront the president about a pending executive order to ban workplace discrimination at companies that do business with the federal government. Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell will travel from Albuquerque to Washington D.C. with their 8-year-old daughter to ask President Obama to sign an executive order …

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Homofascists Hate Bus Drivers

British Christians are up in arms because a public bus driver is facing disciplinary action for distributing anti-gay petitions after being told not to bring them into work. The tabloid Daily Mail reports: A Christian bus driver has been threatened with disciplinary action for taking a petition backing traditional marriage to work. Arthur McGeorge, 58, from Consett, County Durham, was …

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COLORADO: Christian Hate Group Launches Ballot Drive To Legalize Discrimination Against Gays

Focus On The Family has launched a ballot petition drive that, if successful, will ask Colorado voters to make it legal to deny housing, employment, and services to any person on the basis of religious objections. (Gosh, who COULD they be talking about?) Focus has engaged the legal assistance of the Alliance Defense Fund. The Denver Post reports: Focus on …

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OMAHA: Gay Employment Bill PASSES

By a one vote margin, the Omaha City Council has just approved a city law protecting LGBT people from employment discrimination. The City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to pass the ordinance. The proposal, put forward by Councilman Ben Gray, would apply to employers, employment agencies, job training programs, labor groups, public accommodations and businesses that contract with the city. It …

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Seen In Delta’s In-Flight Magazine

On my flight back from South Florida last week, I noticed the above ad in Delta’s in-flight magazine. Today GLAAD issued a press release: Millions of travelers from all across the globe will learn about the need for vital LGBT-inclusive workplace protections with the release of a new full-page ad appearing in this month’s issue of ‘Delta Sky Magazine.’ Delta …

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Email Of The Day – Gov. Scott Walker

“Dear Conservative, I am facing a potential recall by the big government public employee unions and their minions who are threatened by the voters actually being in charge of where their tax dollars are being sent. In less than a year we were able to eliminate the deficit and provide the freedom of choice for public employees. Our reforms are …

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Ohio Town Rejects LGBT Rights

(Via – Think Progress)

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BAM! 2008 Obama Is BACK!

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Headline Of The Day

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Concerned Women Are Concernstipated About Gay Rights And Corpse-Fucking

The Georgia House Judiciary Committee has tabled a version of ENDA for state employees after testimony from the Concerned Women for America, who claimed that the bill would also grant employment protections to people into corpse-fucking and dog-fucking. Which apparently is a HUGE problem in Georgia, judging by the testimony of Tanya Ditty. RELATED: You can ask Ms. Ditty about …

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VIRGINIA: Senate Panel Rejects Bill To Protect Gays From Hiring Discrimination

By a narrow vote of 8-7, yesterday the Virginia state Senate General Laws Committee rejected a bill to add sexual orientation to list of classes protected from discrimination in state hiring. Anti-gay groups testified that the bill was unneeded because there is no proof that gays are discriminated against. A similar measure was passed by the Senate last year when …

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ALASKA: National Anti-Gay Group Joins Local LGBT Employment Battle

In April voters in Anchorage, Alaska will decide whether the city should adopt protections for LGBT residents. The ballot measure was forced by thousands of signatures on a petition drive backed by the local Catholic Church. Just joining the battle is the Alliance Defense Fund, who contends that businesses should have the right to deny employment to gay people. The …

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Employment Picture Slightly Brighter

Things still suck for millions, of course, but the slow and steady improvement highlighted by today’s employment figures certainly brightens the future for the Democrats. For now…

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