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PostSubject: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:13 pm

http://www.wnd.com/2015/02/governors-executive-order-erases-lgbt-protections/

With the stroke of a pen, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback erased protections offered to LGBT state employees facing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Brownback, a Republican, signed an executive order Tuesday removing gender identity and sexual orientation from the classes of protected state workers put into place eight years ago by his predecessor, former Gov. Kathleen Sibelius.

Sebelius’ executive order in 2007 said the state’s government employees could not be discriminated against, fired or harassed because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Brownback then issued an additional executive order affirming state employees could not be discriminated against because of their race, religion, gender, age or country of national origin.

“This Executive Order ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating additional ‘protected classes’ as the previous order did,” Brownback said in a short statement that did not specifically refer to sexual orientation or gender identity. “Any such expansion of ‘protected classes’ should be done by the legislature and not through unilateral action.”

The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT civil-rights group, blasted the governor’s “deplorable behavior” and called the order a “direct assault on fairness and equality in the state.”

“This is a dramatic reversal for Kansas. For eight years, LGBT state employees have been guaranteed non-discrimination protections and in one foul, reckless, and shameful decision, Governor Brownback has taken the state backward,” HRC National Field Director Marty Rouse said in a statement.

LGBT groups decried the move, describing it as “foul, reckless and shameful.”
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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:02 pm

Hooray for the bigots.

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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:09 pm

Eric wrote:
Hooray for the bigots.

So I guess you have made a judgement and picked a side ?
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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:12 pm

Eric wrote:
Hooray for the bigots.

   Don't know that the governor is a 'bigot' simply because he differs in this opinion....This is one complaint about having a debate about many issues like immigration...race relations....terrorism...the cowh..religion... etc., if anyone disagrees they are labeled...which in most cases stops open disussions/debates on the issues and then what is accomplished?.....
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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:27 pm

TEOTWAWKI wrote:
Eric wrote:
Hooray for the bigots.

So I guess you have made a judgement and picked a side ?

Any change in policy that allows for discrimination based upon sexual preference opens the door for bigotry.

Call it by another name if you wish.

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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:31 pm

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TEOTWAWKI wrote:
Eric wrote:
Hooray for the bigots.

So I guess you have made a judgement and picked a side ?

Any change in policy that allows for discrimination based upon sexual preference opens the door for bigotry.  

Call it by another name if you wish.

So this allows discrimination?....If you take it for what it said....protecting all people without creating protected classes....now agree/believe or not certainly should not be automatic bigot label...
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PostSubject: Re: Governor erases LGBT lifestyle protections from government workers ..damn he must have made a Judgement ...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:45 pm

It was a deliberate act to exclude a class of people from protections against discrimination. I call that what it is...

If he wasn't a bigot, he would have left those protections in, pure and simple.

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