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  •  And it was the Obama Administration... (3+ / 0-)

    ...that demanded the non-discrimination clause be dropped from the repeal act compromise. For someone that supposedly favors non-discrimination, Obama has a strange way of showing it...

    1. Adding protections for transgendered persons in the weakest way possible, as a matter of policy and not by adding it to the existing executive order covering sexual orientation
    2. Firing hundreds of people on account of their sexual orientation when the law permitted him to not fire a single one. The hundreds of discharges (about 760?) due to DADt from 20 January 2009 until the DADT repeal became effective are all on Obama since, by law, he could have issued a stop loss order preventing the damage to national security
    3. Demanding the non-discrimination clause be dropped from the from the Defense Authorization bill, the language of which was used in the DADT Repeal Act.
    4. Declining to push for ENDA and SNDA in the 111th Congress (2009-2011), expressing only theoretical support for the goals of the bill, but declining to support the bills themselves that would have banned sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment and in schools accepting Federal money.
    5. Declining to sign an executive order that would ban sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment by Federal contractors in direct violation of a campaign promise.

    But remember, vote Barack Obama, the non-Civil Rights President!!!
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    "Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job." --Coretta Scott King

    by craigkg on Tue May 01, 2012 at 11:16:53 AM PDT

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