Emmer says anti-gay stance cost him job at Hamline University

  • metta

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    Dec 15, 2011 8:57 AM GMT
    Emmer says anti-gay stance cost him job at Hamline University

    http://thecolu.mn/7243/emmer-says-anti-gay-stance-cost-him-job-at-hamline
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    Dec 15, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    That's what they all say.
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    Dec 15, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    Does he not realize that political views are not protected under anti-discrimination laws? And he was applying to be a law professor? He's claiming that he's being bullied by not being hired.

    Here's the fundamental issue with him - he doesn't argue against marriage equality based on principles of law. If he wants to be a successful law professor, he needs to be able to use law to support his views and not resort to unfounded claims against it.

    Conservatives are not being oppressed and they need to stop claiming that they are.
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    Dec 15, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    poor baby...
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    Dec 15, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    Here's the solid Republican positions he's taken in Minnesota:

    Emmer took the lead on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in 2007.

    He opposes GLBT-inclusive anti-bullying legislation.

    Emmer proposed an amendment in committee to ban gay and lesbian couples (as well as unmarried heterosexual couples) from using a surrogate mother.

    He voted to deny local governments the ability to offer domestic partner benefits to their employees, voted against health care benefits for partners of state employees, voted against allowing public school students to learn about age-appropriate comprehensive sex education, and voted to deny same-sex couples the legal right to make decisions concerning the remains of their partner.
    [The underlined item is positively inhuman]

    And he called HIV prevention outreach to gay men “disgusting discourse” and led an effort to strip the Minnesota AIDS Project of state funding.
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    Dec 15, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    Emmer's positions and passed efforts are disgusting and I support the university's right to decline in hiring him if they wish to do so (unless they are receiving federal funding). Banning couples from using surrogate mothers? What a pussbucket.

    How dare he talk about his anti-gay stances as being "conservative" and anything opposed to that as "liberal". what a douchebag.

    Maybe he should go ask Cameron what a "conservative" stance on gay rights is.
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    Dec 15, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
    From the article:The head of the Minnesota Family Council, Tom Prichard, asked, “If you’re pro-marriage does that mean you need not apply for a position with Hamline business school?”


    Oh, the irony... Now they call it "pro-marriage" to be against some marriages, namely those of gay people. The same absurd logic could have led the Nazis to claim to be "pro-life." icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    +1 for the Uni.
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    Dec 21, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    make that +2.