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Obama: Congress needs to ban LGBT discrimination in the workplace

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  1. The employment non-discrimination act will help to stop the religious right from punishing us. This is the real reason why they are so vehemently against it. They feel that this new law will prevent them from doing God’s will of chastisement. What these fail to realize is that they have no right to force everyone else into compliance with their biblical laws and subsequent interpretation of those laws. When they say that religious freedoms will be compromised, what they are really saying is that there supposed “right” to inflict biblical law upon others will be compromised. This is the truth and for some strange reason they will not stated it directly.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Nov 2013, 2:53pm

      I find it odd why a country which has no supposedly established religion according to the constitution has no many religious freaks and loons who seem to wield so much power in government (Tea Partyers in particular). Why do Americans tolerate it so much and why don’t those in opposition to them call them out on their bigotry?

      1. It is interesting that one country even though vast in size, that lays claim to be the leader of the free world can have entire states that are fundamentally backward thanks in large to religious influence, or rather the influence of some religious pastors and evangelicals whose interpretation of the bible is in the dark ages. It is no surprise when you see that these parts of the USA also have low standards of education compared to the more metropolitan areas.

        What also needs to be done though is stop the influence of these pastors and evangelicals in countries where their bigotry aids in not just employment discrimination but in the passing of laws such as those in Uganda.

  2. Actually, after Senator Manchin came out in favor of the bill, the 55th Democratic senator was sworn in. That would be the newly minted Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey, who is most certainly a yes vote.

  3. Come on US – you’re way behind on this

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 4 Nov 2013, 5:15pm

    It now looks that the Senate has the required 60 votes to pass ENDA. Apparently, republican Dean Heller supports it. No watch as the religious nutters start infighting within the republican party. Delicious!

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