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US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human rights, LGBT rights, Gender Equality, workplace, employers, discrimination, Federal contractors, Obama )

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In 29 states, it's still completely legal to be fired for being lesbian, gay and bisexual, and 34 states lack laws banning discrimination for transgendered individuals. But by issuing an executive order President Obama could end employment discrimination


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Angelika R (143)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:28 am
In more than half of the states in this country, you can be called into your boss's office and handed your walking papers – just for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

It's easy, it's legal, and it's wrong.

But with the simple stroke of a pen, President Obama could continue his strong leadership on equality and expand protections against workplace discrimination to more than 16 million Americans – 20% of our nation's workforce.

All it would take is an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cher C (1424)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:30 am

Thnx for posting Angelika!!!


Vicky P (476)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:01 pm
noted and signed

Ben O (128)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 5:47 am

Animae C (509)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:00 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 6:53 pm
Thanks for sending a message.. Your message is on its way to the White House...
shared on FB, thanks Angelika

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 9:11 pm
I signed, we are all born equal with the same rights. Thanks Angie.

Süheyla C (234)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:45 am
Thanks, Angelika.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 4:53 am

paul m (93)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 7:21 am

Signed,,,Strange,, you employ people on their merits not their sexual behaviour...!!

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 10:44 am
Noted and gladly signed, tx.

Joanne D (37)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:44 pm
Signed previously. Yes, Paul M, at work you shouldn't have an opportunity to observe at least the details of their sexual behavior, although no one should feel constrained to hide his or her orentation.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:59 pm
Human Rights Campaign petition signed.

Needs to be done for ALL 50 states. End discrimination sexual NOW!

Ty, Angelika.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 1:16 pm

Robert K (31)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 1:35 pm
It's OK to discriminate in your choice of wines, not so with people's rights.

. (0)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 3:21 pm
As your stance on gay marriage is going nowhere fast, he is a chance to redeem yourself.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 3:35 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Angelika

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 5:56 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Angelika.

Sue Clayton (8)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1:56 am
What a stupid reason to fire someone, workers can only be questioned on their merits, NOT their sexual preferences. I live in Australia, where we have no such laws. My youngest son is gay, has a good job and is paid equally as all other workers. He's never had to hide his identity and he's never been judged on his preference. Wake up America and unite your country, you're supposed to the land of the free yet you contradict that in so many ways.

Ludger W (65)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 8:12 am

Maryann Piazza (0)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 9:44 am

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Thursday March 14, 2013, 10:30 am
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