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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pass ENDA Now!

In 29 states, your gay ass can be fired any day of the week just for being gay - and you wouldn't have a leg to stand on in court about that, it's perfectly legal.  Click here for a pdf map of state employment laws.

Congress is set to vote soon on the latest, trans-inclusive version of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act.  According to Joe.My.God., we need 16 more votes in the House and 7 in the Senate to ensure passage.  We also need to show the legislators already on board with the bill that they shouldn't back out when it comes down to the wire.

So do something:  call or email your representatives today, tell 'em how you feel about this.

After all, it's your country too - right, bud?


Anonymous said...

While I live in a state with no legal protection (PA), my employer is pretty progressive. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity are protected categories in hiring and harassment policies. We also have domestic partner benefits for health insurance. (note: it's still more economic for my partner to get benefits through his own employer)

Russ Manley said...

You're lucky then, good for you Mark.

Anonymous said...

Don't think for one second I realize it. I'm very lucky to live in a town of 13,000...and have a job that allows me to be out and not hide. Too many of my friends can't that.

Russ Manley said...

I'm in a town of 15,000 and my job requires me at least not to say a word . . . though I suspect most people have long since figured it out, but the subject is taboo here in the heart of Baptist country, where gays are, quite frankly, hated by most of the populace.

Which is a great drain on one's soul and spirit. So I do envy you.

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