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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The same idiots that passed an anti-gay bill in Arizona, along with SIX other State's wrong.
    Now, three GOP lstate legislators admit it was a mistake, and are begging Gov. Brewer to veto it.
    I don't suppose the Super Bowl up for vote in arizona has anything to do with GOP rethinking .
    Well, too late for that stuff. You voted for it and now have to pay the consequences. Hopefully those are electoral consequences and the idiots are voted out and replaced by more normal representatives (even republicans who are not that insane, this is not a pro-democratic or anti-republican thing for me).
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No one is entitled to be part of the NFL or any other private organization. If the NFL does or does not want gays in their business that is their right, and if their customers tell them that is what they want, or that is not what they want, then again, the NFL has the right to act accordingly. People just have to stop thinking they are entitled to equal treatment in the private sector and entitled to the service, labor, and association of others.

    If you ask me, both those that want to force the NFL to accept gays and this lobbyist group here are in the wrong and they should just let private individuals handle it. In the end, it really doesn't matter if gays are in the NFL or if they aren't, and frankly, it's no ones business but the business of those in the NFL.
    And that is the problem, the NFL is a private organization and people think that private organizations ought to be able to discriminate against gays. That is insane IMHO, private businesses should not be allowed to discriminate against gays. If an athlete is good enough to become an NFL player, he should never be refused on the fact that he is gay. That is discrimination and insane. That would make this the NFL and the US the new promoters of gay segregation. What is next, no gays allowed in restaurants? No gays allowed to work at schools, shops, sports, restaurants, etc. etc.

    The US stopped segregation a few decades back and it would be immoral to create a new segregation/a new batch of Jim Crow laws but now for gays. Discrimination is immoral and should be fought tooth and nail, and not promoted by political parties.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    That is discrimination and insane.
    You're right, it is insane to discriminate.

    When it comes to hiring staff, there are plenty of legal pitfalls employers need to watch out for these days. . .

    When she ran the ad past a job centre, she was told she couldn't ask for 'reliable' and 'hard-working' applicants because it could be offensive to unreliable people.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    I say he simply be allowed to present this bill to the individuals effected in person, and deal with the...uh...responses.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You're right, it is insane to discriminate.

    When it comes to hiring staff, there are plenty of legal pitfalls employers need to watch out for these days. . .

    When she ran the ad past a job centre, she was told she couldn't ask for 'reliable' and 'hard-working' applicants because it could be offensive to unreliable people.
    Well, that is just stupid. You should not even have to say in an ad that you want reliable or hard working applicants because all applicants should be that way, but you should at least have to say this in an ad. This has nothing to do with actual discrimination. This is a non-issue IMHO because it was not an actual discrimination issue.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman issued a statement saying that his firm, J M Burkman & Associates, is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League (NFL).

    In a statement, Burkman wrote that “We are losing our decency as a nation. Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”

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    I hate to break it to Burkman, but I suspect a large percentage of men have unknowingly showered with men who are gay at at some point in there lives. We seem to have survived the experience unscathed.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    And you are basing your claim on what evidence? Let's try for facts shall we?
    Got a study that will disprove my opinion? AFAIK there is no such study.

    Its just common sense

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    I have not read the rest of the thread yet, but this has to be the Onion, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL | The Raw Story



    Classic. The GOP slowly sliding into an irrelevant regional party based upon hate. May God have mercy on their souls.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Guess not.
    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I have not read the rest of the thread yet, but this has to be the Onion, right?
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL
    | The Raw Story




    Classic. The GOP slowly sliding into an irrelevant regional party based upon hate. May God have mercy on their souls.



    This planned bill will go nowhere.

    A lot of people in the GOP have more common sense than that lobbyist.

    Don't take my word for this, wait and see.

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