Tag Archives: employment

ENDA Reintroduced In House

The doomed-from-the-start 2011 edition of ENDA was introduced yesterday by Rep. Barney Frank. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly: At the end of the 111th Congress, 203 members of the 435-member body had joined Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) in co-sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The jobs protection bill, though only 14 members away from having a majority of the House …

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NASHVILLE: City Council Passes Bill Banning Businesses That Discriminate

If your company discriminates against its LGBT employees, Nashville will no longer do business with you. Councilman Jamie Hollin, a sponsor of the bill, said after the vote that Metro had “sent a clear signal all around the world” that people of all kinds are welcome to work in Nashville. Advocates of gay rights agreed. “If you’re willing to work …

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ILLINOIS: Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Gay Walmart Employee

The Seventh Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling against an Illinois woman who sued Wal-Mart for religious discrimination. According to the woman, she has a God-given right to scream anti-gay epithets at her coworkers. Gay City News reports: According to the unsigned ruling, Tanisha Matthews, who describes herself as an Apostolic Christian, worked as an overnight stocker …

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HomoQuotable – B. Daniel Blatt

“Americans know that advancing employees by merit is what ‘wins’ for business. And that is why most employers don’t discriminate against gay people. Once again, government shouldn’t be telling entrepreneurs how to run their enterprises. They don’t need a nanny state to tell them as much. If a company discriminates against quality gay people, it will suffer in the marketplace, …

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HomoQuotable – Tobias Wolff

“The attempt by the Republican party to overreach following last November’s elections and cripple the ability of workers to organize — and, incredibly, to roll back protections like child labor laws, as in Maine, where Republicans are seeking to create a rotating, vulnerable and underpaid workforce that will further disempower low-wage household earners — has generated a backlash unlike anything …

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Quote Of The Day – Brian Brown

“The gay movement’s tactics smell more and more like Joe McCarthy than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hounding people and going after their livelihoods, because they express a view held by numerous mainstream Christians is mean, intolerant, and unacceptable to most Americans. We call on Joe Solomonese, Evan Wolfson and other mainstream gay marriage groups to call off their dogs, …

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Sen. Rand Paul: Public Workers Don’t Contribute To Their Pensions

That will come as a shock to public workers.

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Family Research Council: ENDA Is An Attack On Christians And Constitution

The 2011 version of ENDA doesn’t have the remotest chance of passage and the Family Research Council knows it. Nevertheless, they have relaunched their campaign declaring that granting LGBT people to right to keep their jobs is nothing short of all-out assault on Christianity and the U.S. Constitution. And as an example of the coming ENDA-generated avalanche of anti-Christian discrimination, …

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New EEOC Regs: HIV Is A Disability

Poz.com reports: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against workplace discrimination, has released the final revised version of its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, according to an EEOC statement. The EEOC’s new regulations clarify that impairments of major bodily functions-such as being HIV positive-qualify as disabilities under the law. The revisions …

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ENDA To Be Reintroduced In House

Rep. Barney Frank will reintroduce the trans-inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) this week. Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner reports that even Frank has no illusions about the bill’s chances. Although the bill is not expected to move forward in the House under the leadership of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Frank, talking with Metro Weekly on Sunday, March 27, …

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UTAH: Gay Rights Come To Ogden

Yesterday the city council of Ogden, Utah voted unanimously to approve an ordinance banning housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Last week Ogden’s mayor had vowed to veto an earlier 4-3 vote, but Pride In Utah reports that three of the city council members moved the tally to a veto-proof 7-0 after intense …

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Press Release Of The Day

“I am equally committed to the full and meaningful implementation of Equal Employment Opportunity policies for all HHS employees and applicants. My goal is to create an environment within HHS, free of discrimination, where all employees may work without fear of reprisal or discriminatory harassment; where qualified employees and applicants with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations; and where all employees are …

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WISCONSIN: Republicans Break Law To Strip Collective Bargaining Rights

Things begin to go nuts at 2:30.

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Union Workers Defend Their Rights As GOP Goose-Steps For Tea Party Billionaires

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Mandated Paid Holidays By Nation

The above chart depicts the number of paid holidays and vacation days legally mandated by the world’s 21 richest nations. The labor movement is completely out of control in America!

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VIRGINIA: House Committee Denies LGBT Employment And Health Benefits Bills

Yesterday a Virginia House subcommittee voted to deny extending employment discrimination protections to LGBT residents of the state. (Such protections are already granted on the basis of religion, gender, race, etc etc.) The same committee then voted against a bill that would have authorized a study on granting health insurance benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees. (Such benefits …

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Europe Vs. America

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Robert Gibbs Dodges ENDA Question

The same reporter who earlier this week grilled White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about DOMA today returned with similar questions about ENDA. With a similarly waffle-filled result.

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The Bermuda Triangle

JMG should be in there for some of you, I bet. Also, do the kids today even know about the Bermuda Triangle? (Source)

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Mississippi Sheriff: Even If We Fired Cop For Being Gay, There’s No Law Against It

In October we learned that the ACLU is suing a Mississippi sheriff’s department over the firing of police officer Andre Cooley, who was outed after calling for help in a domestic dispute with his partner. The Forrest County Sheriff’s Department has is now denying wrongdoing because there’s no state or federal law against what they did. Cooley claims the firing …

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