Walmart Firing Of Anti-Gay Employee Justified, Appeals Court Rules

  • metta

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Walmart Firing Of Anti-Gay Employee Justified, Appeals Court Rules

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/06/walmart-firing-anti-gay-worker_n_845716.html
  • commoncoll

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    I wonder what lawyer actually represented that woman and her strange and questionable defense.
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    Apr 10, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    commoncoll saidI wonder what lawyer actually represented that woman and her strange and questionable defense.
    You'd be quite surprised!
    these guys!

    http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/ Very well financed "lawyers for Jesus"..

    gotta remember that fundies are great stooges when it comes to money! Pay the preacher well and give it up to the lawyers cause 'god' says so..
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 10, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Wal Mart fired a homophobeicon_question.gif Holy shit, whats next the conservative, religious wing of the GOP will end its opposition to gay equality. Wishful thinking but it would be nice.
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    Apr 10, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    My thoughts exactly. The homophobic store will sell nothing advocating a healthy or happy gay life, yet they fire a woman for hate speech?!?!

    What is next, supporting gay marriage?


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    Apr 10, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I can tell you as a proude homosexual one of the real gays. I will not support anything with the two words together like "gay marriage" They just don't belong together.

    One is not saying we should not have equal rights. But we are not heterosexual or bisexual, so why would we want to be associated with a heterosexual institution, with deep roots in religion like marriage; we don't need it to love or be loved.
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    Apr 10, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    I'm actually so desperate for a part-time filler job that I actually- almost- considered applying for a job with this company- but then I remembered that all the Walmarts are in the "bad parts" of towns. icon_confused.gif
    Not something I'm comfortable with.
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    Apr 10, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    commoncoll saidI wonder what lawyer actually represented that woman and her strange and questionable defense.


    you realize that someone will be forced to in the end? lawyers are bound by law to rep their clients as best as possible...they can be dispared otherwise

    the law firm who reps her will probably do just the same as any other Public Defender would, just a matter of people believing that lawyers that are hired are somehow better
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    jayyp15 said
    commoncoll saidI wonder what lawyer actually represented that woman and her strange and questionable defense.


    you realize that someone will be forced to in the end? lawyers are bound by law to rep their clients as best as possible...they can be dispared otherwise

    the law firm who reps her will probably do just the same as any other Public Defender would, just a matter of people believing that lawyers that are hired are somehow better


    Besides...I'm sure they figured Walmart would just write a check so they would go away.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    Wow! Who knew?!
    http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
    might include this?
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZrrvd_yQmrlvdLD2X8j_
  • danielek

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    Apr 10, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidI can tell you as a proude homosexual one of the real gays. I will not support anything with the two words together like "gay marriage" They just don't belong together.

    One is not saying we should not have equal rights. But we are not heterosexual or bisexual, so why would we want to be associated with a heterosexual institution, with deep roots in religion like marriage; we don't need it to love or be loved.


    I'm guessing monogamy is a heterosexual construct to you as well.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    skykey saidNot to sound antagonistic, but should wal-mart fired that girl just because she said something that was consider "anti-gay"? This just gives more people a reason to hate gay people.
    Did you care to read the article?????????
    Read it, ya might enlighten yourself.
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    Apr 11, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    Some of you have a really bad opinion of Walmart, and it can be pretty bad. I used to work there. They are actually quite progressive towards sexual equality, or at least they were in the stores I worked at. There were several GLBT associates working there. The management treated them with respect and consideration just as the other employees did. We had to do diversity training every six months or maybe once a year. Walmart is hugely involved in GLBT activities now.

    One of my friends is a store manager. He says GLBT considerations are still a huge part of the diversity training even more so now.
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    Apr 11, 2011 6:01 AM GMT
    carminea saidSome of you have a really bad opinion of Walmart, and it can be pretty bad. I used to work there. They are actually quite progressive towards sexual equality, or at least they were in the stores I worked at. There were several GLBT associates working there. The management treated them with respect and consideration just as the other employees did. We had to do diversity training every six months or maybe once a year. Walmart is hugely involved in GLBT activities now.

    One of my friends is a store manager. He says GLBT considerations are still a huge part of the diversity training even more so now.


    i love hearing that. wal-mart could have ignored this thing, could have just suspended the employee, but they fired her because she violated their standards of conduct - pretty cool for a company, if you ask me.

    and i don't get all this anti-wal-mart sentiment. i don't shop there ... it's just not for me. but aside from issues of pay and labor, etc., they seem to be pretty progressive. i watched that one episode of oprah where it was all about food and eating real food instead of ultra-processed crap, and it was wal-mart that we saw as an example of a company that was going to great lengths to have organic food in their stores.

    i just have to laugh when i hear or see people in chicago being all up in arms about wal mart possibly moving into the Yuppie Lake View neighborhood with a small neighborhood store. This neighborhood hasn't had a grocery store for almost a decade now and people are all upset by the very thought of wal mart bringing affordable groceries and some jobs, to the area. it's laughable.