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    davewill

    Are you saying that the 33 states in question allow this discrimination by omission?  I'm not sure how they can single out a sub-group for discrimination based on this ruling.

    Irony: Apparently, the teabaggers would have apologized to the East India Trading Company for dumping their tea into the Boston Harbor.

    by RichM on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 10:53:09 AM PDT

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      RichM, indiemcemopants, DruidQueen

      If women or minorities are discriminated against, they can sue for violation of their civil rights, because such discrimination is legally proscribed. The LGBT don't have that recourse. They can try to get relief from the state as suggested above, but with most of those states being "right to work" states, being fired (and especially not hired) because the boss didn't like you isn't grounds for a complaint. The same goes with housing, etc...

      If the government doesn't recognize the discrimination, there's no where to turn when it happens.

      "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

      by davewill on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 11:19:09 AM PDT

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