Saturday, May 4, 2013

This is INSANE - - - And it needs to be fixed.

Did you know that, in dozens of states, it’s legal to fire an employee just because he or she is gay or lesbian?

That’s insane. We’ve made too much progress toward equality for LGBT Americans to let such outright discrimination go unchecked at the workplace.
Discrimination has no place in our laws -- and no place at work. Period.

Let’s strike another blow for freedom and equality by protecting LGBT Americans in the workplace.

It’s already illegal for employers to discriminate against employees for reasons involving race, gender, national origin, or disability. Why should it be legal for sexual orientation (or gender identity, or gender expression) to be the reason someone gets fired?

And, by the way, why is this still an issue in the year 2013, especially when this country is making so much progress on marriage equality?

It shouldn’t be. We can put an end to legal discrimination against LGBT employees. Democrats and Republicans agree that this kind of discrimination is wrong, and that it shouldn’t be legal. If you agree, too, I could use your help.

Anytime is a good time to make our country more fair and equal. But when it comes to workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans, the time to make it illegal was a long time ago.
Senator Al Franken is gathering signatories on a petition in order to do just that. Would you take a minute to add your name?
To sign Senator Franken's petition, click here.


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