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    Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Susan Davis, USA TODAY2:37 p.m. EDT October 28, 2013
    Federal laws already ban employer discrimination based on on race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age or disability.



    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will take up a gay rights bill before Thanksgiving, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday.
    The Employment Non-Discrimination Act bans workplace discrimination by employers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Religious organizations and the U.S. military are exempted. ENDA has been introduced in nearly every Congress since 1994, and it came one vote shy of passage in 1996. It has not been given a full Senate vote since.
    Federal laws already ban employer discrimination based on on race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age or disability.
    "We think this vote is long overdue," said Freedom to Work founder Tico Almeida, a former counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives who helped draft the legislation. The House passed a version of the legislation in 2007, but it died in the Senate and faced a veto threat from then-President George W. Bush.

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    http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news...nt-rights?lite
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...on-gay-rights/

    Now for people who actually follow equal rights ENDA isnt NEW and IMO i dont actually think it will pass YET. Still too many fearmongers and conspiracy theorists out there but if it does, WOW, look out.

    The fall of DOMA was a huge nail in the coffin of discrimination and if SCOTUS doesnt act first it will probably lead to about 30 states having equal rights for gays in 3 years.

    If ENDA passes that process will just be further streamlined.
    More writing on the wall, equality IS coming.
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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    As I said many times I am for equal rights for everyone but this is not about that, Its about giving a class of people a special right and hopefully that will never happen. The definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman should never change.
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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    As I said many times I am for equal rights for everyone but this is not about that, Its about giving a class of people a special right and hopefully that will never happen. The definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman should never change.
    and as many poster have said many times you factually are not for equal rights and your post is factually false. When you have any facts that support you let us know.
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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    As I said many times I am for equal rights for everyone but this is not about that, Its about giving a class of people a special right and hopefully that will never happen.
    Are you claiming that "heterosexual" isn't a sexual orientation?

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    And if we add sexual orientation to the list that means we can't refuse pedophiles a job because they are pedos. In fact, everyone in the workplace will have to be nice to them to avoid discrimination lawsuits.

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Maybe the government should stop issuing marriage licenses.

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    And if we add sexual orientation to the list that means we can't refuse pedophiles a job because they are pedos. In fact, everyone in the workplace will have to be nice to them to avoid discrimination lawsuits.
    These laws are designed to prevent discrimination on the basis of a perceived trait. They don't, nor should they, stop an employer from firing or refusing to hire someone on the basis of, for example, an inappropriate conversation from which sexual orientation is either revealed or apparent.

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    In my state you can fire people without reason.

    Hiring might be a different ball game.

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    In my state you can fire people without reason.

    Hiring might be a different ball game.
    If it is patterned after Title 7, it includes a hiring process, not just a termination on account of.

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    Re: Senate to vote on gay rights bill by Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    and as many poster have said many times you factually are not for equal rights and your post is factually false. When you have any facts that support you let us know.
    The problem is you won't accept the facts...You gays can call your hook up anything you want but not marriage. That is a union between a man and a woman period.
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