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(Politico)   The GOP has another gay issue to deal with: what shirt would go best with chaps?   (politico.com) divider line 10
    More: Interesting, GOP, reverse discriminations, Sen. John McCain, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Title VII, New York Rep, The Arizona Republic, Jeff Merkley  
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2013-10-31 11:06:55 AM  
3 votes:
They are balancing growing public acceptance of gay rights against concerns that the bill - which includes provisions addressing gender identity - is too expansive and doesn't do enough to protect religious institutions.

If your shiatty religion requires the ability to take away rights from other people as part of its worship, your religion has no place in society.  Your right to swing your fists ends at your neighbor's nose, regardless of whether you approve of who your neighbor sleeps with.
2013-10-31 10:56:49 AM  
2 votes:
Asked if opposing the bill would hurt the party's ability to reach out to younger voters, McCain said: "I think the young people and old do not believe in reverse discrimination, they don't believe in quotas, and they don't believe that some of the programs that we saw in the name of racial equality implemented in the past which turned out to be counterproductive."

Johnny, maybe I'm missing something here, and maybe you can help me out.  How does making it "illegal to fire, refuse to hire or refuse to promote employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity" or their skin color constitute reverse discrimination?  Reverse discrimination would be something along the lines of saying "you can't hire this white, straight guy because we're forcing you to give that job to the gay, black dude."  Which is not what this law is saying - it just says you can't use the black guys melanin content or appreciation of penii as reasons to not hire him.

In fact, the only way I can think of that this law discriminates against someone is by telling bigots that acting on that bigotry now carries civil penalties.  And you know what?  I'm perfectly farking OK with that.
2013-10-31 02:30:40 PM  
1 votes:
Goddamn I am tired of "religious institutions" which don't pay taxes and at least some of which are beholden to foreign entities being part of the discussion.

You can still be in fruity little church if gay people have equal rights.
2013-10-31 11:42:58 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: concerns that the bill ... is too expansive and doesn't do enough to protect religious institutions.

Religious institutions have a whole Constitutional Amendment protecting them. What more do they need?


The ash tray.  ...and this paddle game.  The ash tray and the paddle game.  That's all they need.  ...And this remote control.
2013-10-31 11:42:30 AM  
1 votes:

riverwalk barfly: Coleman added, "Some of us aren't there on marriage equity, but there's no reason we shouldn't be there on nondiscrimination. We're the party of Lincoln. It's our roots."

How is marriage equality NOT discrimination?


Orwellian control of language.  Denying marriage equality doesn't count as discrimination until they say it counts.  Typically that means enough time has to pass that they feel they can get away with blaming the whole thing on Democrats and pretending equality was a GOP idea the whole time.
2013-10-31 11:26:42 AM  
1 votes:
Coleman added, "Some of us aren't there on marriage equity, but there's no reason we shouldn't be there on nondiscrimination. We're the party of Lincoln. It's our roots."

How is marriage equality NOT discrimination?
2013-10-31 11:00:48 AM  
1 votes:

Karac: How does making it "illegal to fire, refuse to hire or refuse to promote employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity" or their skin color constitute reverse discrimination? Reverse discrimination would be something along the lines of saying "you can't hire this white, straight guy because we're forcing you to give that job to the gay, black dude." Which is not what this law is saying - it just says you can't use the black guys melanin content or appreciation of penii as reasons to not hire him.


and in reverse, it also protects straight, white, old men for being fired for not being black or gay enough

a rising tide gets the worm
2013-10-31 10:48:34 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: concerns that the bill ... is too expansive and doesn't do enough to protect religious institutions.

Religious institutions have a whole Constitutional Amendment protecting them. What more do they need?


To force everybody to adhere to the beliefs and practices of their own religious institution. Duh.
2013-10-31 10:47:56 AM  
1 votes:

Lost Thought 00: concerns that the bill ... is too expansive and doesn't do enough to protect religious institutions.

Religious institutions have a whole Constitutional Amendment protecting them. What more do they need?


Jesus? The Christian ones seem to be lacking quite a bit of him and his teachings. At least the Christian ones need him
2013-10-31 10:37:50 AM  
1 votes:
fta too expansive and doesn't do enough to protect religious institutions.

Why does God need bigotry and discrimination to protect His house?
 
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