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Received this e-mail today from Senator Al Franken (D. MN):
Did you know that, in dozens of states, it’s legal to fire an employee just because he or she is gay or lesbian?

That’s insane. We’ve made too much progress toward equality for LGBT Americans to let such outright discrimination go unchecked at the workplace.

Discrimination has no place in our laws -- and no place at work. Click here to sign my petition, and let’s strike another blow for equality by protecting LGBT Americans in the workplace:

It’s already illegal for employers to discriminate against employees for reasons involving race, gender, national origin, or disability. Why should it be legal for sexual orientation (or gender identity, or gender expression) to be the reason someone gets fired?

And, by the way, why is this still an issue in the year 2013, especially when we’re making so much progress on marriage equality?

Protestors Alex Corona (C) and David Milligan (R), partners who say they wish to get married if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned, rally in support of gay marriage in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, March 27, 2013. For the second day running, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will confront the issue of gay marriage, hearing arguments on a U.S. law that denies federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST) - RTXXZV5
It shouldn’t be. And we can put an end to legal discrimination against LGBT employees. Democrats and Republicans agree that this kind of discrimination is wrong, and that it shouldn’t be legal. If you agree, too, I could use your help.

Click here to sign my petition and let’s stand up for LGBT rights in the workplace!

Anytime is a good time to make our country more fair and equal. But when it comes to workplace discrimination against LGBT Americans, the time to make it illegal was a long time ago.

We can’t afford to wait any longer. Sign the petition today.

Thanks for helping me take action,


P.S.: Seriously, it’s insane that this kind of discrimination isn’t already illegal. But we can make up for lost time by getting this done now. Click here to sign my petition opposing discrimination against LGBT Americans in the workplace.

You can click here to sign Franken's petition:

Originally posted to pdc on Sat May 04, 2013 at 02:49 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, LGBT Kos Community, and Milk Men And Women.

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