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BAM! 2008 Obama Is BACK!

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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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Snork!

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Nicotine Test For Hospital Employees

If you want to get a job at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, you’ll have to submit to a test for nicotine use. If you test positive, you don’t get the job. “This is just the next step in creating a tobacco-free environment and it’s just an effort to focus on the well-being of our employees,” said Geisinger spokeswoman Marcy …

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Rent Graph

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New Poll From Equality Utah

It’s completely legal to fire someone for being gay in Utah. Most folks don’t know that. Among the findings was that 73 percent of respondents somewhat or strongly favor a statewide nondiscrimination law that would make it illegal for someone to be fired from a job solely because they are gay or transgender. The same 73 percent also somewhat or …

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Exxon Makes Gay History

Exxon Mobile has received the first-ever negative score on the HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index. Dallas Voice reports: Exxon Mobil failed to meet any of the criteria for the 2012 Index, and had points deducted for engaging in activities that undermine LGBT equality. As a result, the company received a score of minus-25 from HRC. Before Exxon and Mobil merged …

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San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Hits $10

The dirty socialists running San Francisco will drive small businesses out of town by demanding that workers be paid a decent wage. So says the local chamber of commerce. $10.24 an hour come January.

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How To Fix The Economy

The douchebag who posted the above sign is complaining that people are complaining about his sign. And quelle surprise, he’s one of the Hillbuzz/Larry Sinclair conspiracists too. Also (and for the perfect Tea Party hat trick) he’s a racist. (Via – Think Progress)

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Tap Tap Tap

So who’s cutting out early today?

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Major League Baseball Adds “Sexual Orientation” To Union Agreement

More good news in the world of sports. Major League Baseball, which saw Jackie Robinson break the color barrier in 1947, today will announce incremental progress in another civil rights issue. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement adds “sexual orientation” to its section on discrimination, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told the Daily News. Article XV, Section A …

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Trans Rights Bill Passes MA House

Last night the Massachusetts House voted 95-58 to protect transgender residents from employment discrimination. As you’ll see below, it’s not a total win, but it’s something. The vote followed an hour-long debate. Lawmakers had earlier agreed to cut off the debate at 8:50 p.m., meaning many proposed amendments could not be considered. The bill was criticized by House Republicans as …

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When Jobs Might Return

(Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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DNC Vs. Mittens

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Are You Out At Work?

Think Progress points to this study which reports that only 52% of LGBT people are out at work, which is not surprising considering that one can be fired for being gay in 29 states. Today the survey’s author appeared on MSNBC to discuss the results.

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SCOTUS: Humanitarian Faith Groups Can Discriminate In Hiring Practices

The Supreme Court today refused to hear the appeal of a lower court’s ruling that faith-based humanitarian organizations may legally refuse to hire those outside of their religion. The suit had been brought on behalf of several former employees of the massive Virgina-based evangelical group World Vision. In August, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that World Vision could …

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