BUSH ALLOWS GAYS TO BE FIRED FOR BEING GAY

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  1. wwworry macrumors regular

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    Despite President Bush's pledge that homosexuals "ought to have the same rights" 1 as all other people, his Administration this week ruled that homosexuals can now be fired from the federal workforce because of their sexual orientation.

    According to the Federal Times, the president's appointee at the Office of Special Counsel ruled that federal employees will now "have no recourse if they are fired or demoted simply for being gay." 2 While the Bush Administration says it is legally prohibited from firing a person for their conduct, they have the legal right to fire or demote someone based on their sexual orientation. To carry out the directive, the White House has begun removing information from government websites about sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace. 3

    Not only does the new directive contradict the president's own promise to treat homosexuals as equals under the law, but it also contradicts what the Administration told Congress. As noted in a bipartisan letter from four Senators to the Administration, "During the confirmation process [of the president's appointee], you assured us that you were committed to protecting federal employees against unlawful discrimination related to their sexual orientation." 4
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    They may not have recourse in dealing with their employers, but surely that wouldn't stop them going to court?
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    correct. unless an anti-gay-suing law is passed (which would probably eventually end up in front of the supreme court, but that could take years)
     
  4. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    I searched the web and found only two references to this: one from Federal Times, the other a reference on the Kerry forum pages.

    I'm not saying that this story isn't true -- but it is so outrageous that any court would throw this out instantly -- therefore, I can't believe the Bush people would want to invite a political defeat over this.

    Can anyone find any other supporting material to confirm this story?
     
  5. Neserk macrumors 6502a

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    Raise your hand if you are surprised!

    I think he is digging is grave rather deep. Do I look unhappy about that? The deeper the grave the harder it is to get out! :D
     

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