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  •  The taxpayers just had the number of workers (3+ / 0-)
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    available to perform the service reduced.

    They are, very simply, not getting what they paid for.

    And why?  To cater to Americas own version of the Taliban.

    Calling extremist bigotries "religious" doesn't change how utterly revolting and fundamentally anti-human they are.

    How is any LGBT person, or any person with an LGBT kid, supposed to work in an office with someone who openly and avowedly dedicated to insisting that some people just aren't people?

    Keeping these kind of irrational hate mongers on the job creates a hostile work place, in and of itself.

    "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

    by JesseCW on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 06:52:36 PM PST

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    •  You don't know this (4+ / 0-)
      The taxpayers just had the number of workers)
      available to perform the service reduced.

      They are, very simply, not getting what they paid for.

      The story says they were reassigned and are performing other tasks, not that they are working less.  

      If performing marriages is, hypothetically, 10% of all the work done in that office, and there are five employees, and 2 have religious objections to certain legal marriages, it would seem to be a "reasonable accommodation" under the Civil Rights laws (read the links I gave you elsewhere) for the office to say, those two employees will do no marriages, but will do other things - -- working the same amount of hours performing the tasks that fall in the other 90% of our work -- and those three employees who have no religious beliefs that need to be accommodated will work the same number of hours but all marriages will be tasked to them.  

      Taxpayers are still getting their money's worth in that kind of situation. That's the kind of "reasonable accommodation" that is contemplated by the Civil Rights laws and the ADA (which uses the same term).  

      •  You are making assumptions the jobs are fungible (0+ / 0-)

        No evidence of that either.  And it may also decrease the non-bigots' enjoyment of their job if they get to do other functions less, or not at all.

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