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ACLU: In How Many States Is It Legal to Fire or Refuse to Hire Someone Because They Are Gay or Lesbian?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, GLBT rights, employment discrimination, politics, congress, freedoms, government )

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Firing or refusing to hire someone because they are gay or lesbian is legal in 29 states. And job discrimination against people based on gender identity is legal in 38 states. Now that you know, it's time to act. Tell your member of Congress to supp


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Jelica R (144)
Tuesday November 10, 2009, 9:32 pm
Dear ACLU Supporter,

Here’s a chance to test your knowledge about the state of civil liberties in America.

Do you know the answer?

In how many states is it legal to fire or refuse to hire someone because they are gay or lesbian?

A.) 0; B.) 10; C.) 29; D.) 38

Before you pick your answer, here’s all I will tell you. The fact that anyone, anywhere in America can lose a job due to sexual orientation or gender identity is an absolute outrage.

So please, take a moment to test your knowledge – and to learn more about what you can do to right this wrong.


Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday November 10, 2009, 9:58 pm
Equal rights for everyone NOW!!!
TY, Jelica!

Carmen S (69)
Wednesday November 11, 2009, 9:52 pm
i SHURELY WILL SIGN THAT ONE. As far as I am concerned those are not Democratic states. What injustice and hypocrisy

Carmen S (69)
Wednesday November 11, 2009, 9:56 pm
I am sorry I could not sign. Something was wrong with the link. I clicked the problem link. It said it was submitted

Jelica R (144)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 2:10 am
This is the link:
ACLU: In How Many States Is It Legal to Fire or Refuse to Hire Someone Because They Are Gay or Lesbian?

Jelica R (144)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 2:30 am
This link doesn't always work. it may be connected with a cookie on my computer.
I tried to find a direct link at ACLU without success.
It would be fine if somebody can help with this.
Thank you

. (0)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 9:40 am
Thannxxx.. what a biased world we live in... we really need to come back to a place of acceptance and tolerance.. we definitely need to embrace one another and understand one another, then there would not be any fear or misunderstanding, in them pushing their gender beliefs on us...

Jaclin S (230)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 11:27 am
Quite frankly I cannot see what difference it makes whether you are gay, lesbian or straight - the work can still be done regardless!!! Bigots are very,very sad people. Human Rights, Respect, Live & Let Live that is what I say. Love & Light and TY Jelica R.

. (0)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 1:02 pm
A queer "Homo" raped me when I was 17 ( I'm 63 now ). Not only that they stole an innocent little word meaning happy and care-free (GAY) AND took it for their own. To the devil with them all ! ! ! ! !

Catherine Turley (192)
Thursday November 12, 2009, 2:10 pm
a psycho raped you, not a gay person. in fact, i've read alot about rapists and serial killers, and they frequently rape outside of their orientation. in other words, a straight man might very well rape a little boy. it's about power and intimidation. and, there are many gay people who would have killed that guy had they been there when you were being raped.

Karen S (106)
Friday November 13, 2009, 10:03 am
Tim, I am sorry about the trauma that has made you jaded. It was a sex offender who raped you to feel power over you. If someone told me they were raped by a heterosexual when they were young, should people then extrapolate that all heterosexuals are sex offenders? I hope you find enough peace someday to tolerate those homosexuals who would never bring you harm.

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday November 13, 2009, 10:12 am
We cannot change the way Tim feels it has been burning in his soul for years and rightly so. Guys the era in which this happend to tim is not the same era of ours, gays back then I do beleive were just a bit on the freak side and not nice, but nowdays most are just loving people who wish no harm unto others. But on another note I have alot of gay friends and yes they too have lost jobs by which the way they are people are afraid of them at times which does make me sick.

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday November 13, 2009, 11:56 am
totally disagree. you can never label a group of people as anything, then or now. if gays, back in the day, appeared freakier or not nice, it's probably because more were in the closet and the only gays seen were the flamboyant ones. and, we can't change tim, but our words might encourage tim to delve deep and change himself.

Taylor M (0)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 8:58 am
totally signed this petition! i can't believe this is legal.

Noelle S (6)
Monday April 5, 2010, 12:16 pm
I can't believe this is legal!

Jelica R (144)
Monday April 5, 2010, 1:13 pm
Scary, isn't it
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