Court Rules Gay Employees Not Protected Under Civil Rights Law

By | March 16, 2017

  • March 16, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    Employers are not supposed to ask questions relating to personal life issues. Employees don’t have to answer if they are. I’ve never asked anyone about sex with either gender. Be quiet and do your job. Many of these cases come about because of poor performance so the employee plays the race card or the female card or the LGBT card. Not all, but many. Personally, I am happy to have good employees; don’t care what they are.
    Glad the judges ruled this way. Otherwise, what is next? Blondes vs. Brunettes?

    • March 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      Jack,
      I agree to an extent. It should never be an interview question. But, what about when my gay friends adorn their cubicles with their spouses? Or, bring their spouse to a company event? Then, all of a sudden, there is a “poor performance” review. They should be a protected class, absolutely! No one should ever be fired because of a boss’ hidden disgust of those “icky gays”.

      • March 16, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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        Or, requests time off to attend the gay pride parade, or hangs a rainbow flag in their cube next to their American one, or talks/dresses/acts differently…the list goes on. My LGBT brothers and sisters have been discriminated against too long. It must stop!

        • March 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm
          Conserving the Truth says:
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          Captain,

          You know what I love about the people who are down voting you -probably Polar and his loyal servant Agent – by down voting they are endorsing the opposite. They are admitting they support the suppression of basic human rights. Amazing. Truly amazing. The Breitbart Bigots has squirmed their way into another conversations.

          • March 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm
            Conserving the Truth says:
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            Also, second travel ban was blocked by a brave judge from HI. God bless him.

          • March 16, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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          • March 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Hey Perplexed,
            That same deviant behavior goes on in heterosexual bedrooms, too. Is it still icky then?

          • March 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Deviant being your word. I choose to call it love.

          • March 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm
            Conserving the Truth says:
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            Perplexed,

            Are you being serious? If not, Ha! Great mockery of an absurd, stone age bigot. If not, well, wow. Fascinating. I’ve always known people like you exist, however, it is interesting facing one in the wild. Deviant lifestyle shoved in your face? Classic!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha. You must get a lot of anxiety in any city that has progressed passed 1980s ideology. The best part of what you have said is not the absolute instanity of it, it is not the absurd nature of your obviously confused disposition but rather how what you’ve said will be viewed in 20 years. Maybe 10 if we are lucky. You are truly perplexed.

          • March 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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            @Captain.. Not everyone that can’t stomach two guys kissing is a Bigot.. Just because one gets nauseated when they watch a Doctor cut a leg off does not mean they hate the Doctor or the patient.. Some people still look at the gay communities like they have mental issues.. I like how people throw the Bigot and race card around.. Maybe people like you should stop trying to make people accept the fact that they have to watch the Doctor cut the leg off.

          • March 17, 2017 at 8:40 am
            Captain Planet says:
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            Ah, Martin, you reveal so much when you equate love to amputation. You are literally comparing apples to dismemberment. Well done, sir!

          • March 17, 2017 at 8:41 am
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            Also, Martin, I’m curious. What do you think about two beautiful women kissing?

          • March 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Or those pictures of The First Lady doing nude girl-on-girl porn? Have to love those family values!!!

          • March 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm
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            Conserving, Agent has explicitly attacked gays, and has called them and trans people perverts.

      • March 17, 2017 at 9:50 am
        Jack Kanauph says:
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        Captain,
        I don’t disagree with you. As an Employer, I just want workers who care about the company and do a great job. Personally I don’t care about color, religion, orientation…unless it begins to have a negative impact on clients, staff or performance. I don’t believe in flaunting my religion or forcing it on others. I expect the same from others in my company. I suspect that many execs feel this way too.
        It happens. Someone gets fanatical about a topic and goes off the deep end. I have seen it happen and seen it effect job performance because the person focuses on being _______ instead of doing their job.

        • March 17, 2017 at 11:57 am
          Agent says:
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          Jack, it seems the ones who flaunt their orientation are the big trouble makers.

          • March 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm
            Captain Planet says:
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            Agent,
            You might be onto something here. I see a few posters out here flaunt their conservative political orientation and they seem to be the biggest trouble makers.

    • March 16, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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      You’re GLAD the judges ruled this way? That this sort of workplace discrimination is acceptable?

    • March 16, 2017 at 2:16 pm
      Celtica says:
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      You left out the employee plays the poor, overlooked white male card…

    • March 16, 2017 at 4:37 pm
      Agent says:
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      Jack, if they ask about a separate trannie bathroom, that might be a clue.

    • March 17, 2017 at 9:44 am
      Agent says:
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      Don’t ask, don’t tell?????

  • March 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    Al_B says:
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    What bothers me in the article is the statement ” but several of the judges seemed to signal during oral arguments that they were ready to broaden the scope of the 53-year-old civil rights law.”

    It isn’t the courts place to Make law. They are to interpret it. To legislate from the bench by persons not subject to the vote is wrong and never intended by our founding fathers.

  • March 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm
    Ron says:
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    I have never been a fan of using precedence to make a decision. It is lazy. Make your decision based off of the facts presented and the applicable law. Just because a judge made a particular decision 38 years ago, does not mean it is the right decision for today.

    • March 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      Perplexed says:
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      They made the decision based on LAW, Ron. Why is that hard to understand? Are laws to be ignored because you disagree with them? No! Change the law if you don’t like it.

      • March 16, 2017 at 3:18 pm
        Ron says:
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        Then why reference a prior decision in this decision? That is my objection.

    • March 16, 2017 at 5:16 pm
      Captain Planet says:
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      I hear you, Ron. If we kept making decisions based on previous law, well, St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow would be awfully boring!

      • March 17, 2017 at 11:15 am
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        Ron, are you referring to Roe v Wade?



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