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    I think it less likely that Lemon was worried about being fired, and more about a "courtesy head's up" -- whether coming out SHOULD affect his job or not, in this day and age his action is going to make waves that will affect the network.   I don't find it odd to acknowledge that to the network and move forward.*

    *  After following the rape diary of a couple days ago, I think this is a valid position.  Does anyone have any input in that regard? (Diary in question crushed people who said, in effect:  "Rape is bad. Rape is wrong.  Women should be able to wear whatever they want, whenever they want, period.  BUT:  In this day and age, they should be aware that wearing certain things in certain places can be used to excuse violence and rape against them."  This turned into a blame-the-victim pie fight.).  

    My point here is, he SHOULD be able to come out without fear of his job.  But, as a syndicated anchor, does he have an obligation to give a heads up to his employer, knowing that there will likely be backlash of some kind?

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Fri May 20, 2011 at 05:57:25 AM PDT

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    •  Does he have an obligation? (0+ / 0-)

      I say no. No more than a straight person might be obligated to give a head's up before they announce their engagement to be married.

      As a professional courtesy? Sure, it would be a professional and courteous thing to do. And a nice way to show respect to your superiors.

      If they tried to stop me I'd be inclined to say, "I am sorry to hear you say that, I hoped you'd be supportive. Regardless, I am doing it, and you can get onboard, or you can fight me. Your call."

      That marriage equality opposition is led primarily by Clergy is a confirmation present law is the establishment of religion.

      by Scott Wooledge on Fri May 20, 2011 at 06:08:59 PM PDT

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