University diversity officer who signed anti-gay marriage petition loses bias suit

  • metta

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    Apr 22, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
    University diversity officer who signed anti-gay marriage petition loses bias suit

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/04/university-diversity-officer-who-signed-anti-gay-marriage-petition-loses-bias-claim/
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    Apr 22, 2014 9:17 PM GMT
    Sounds about right.
  • Import

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    Apr 22, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    haha, whatta stupid bitch.
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 22, 2014 9:41 PM GMT
    This shows just once more that freedom of speech and does not mean that your employer cannot make a reasoned decision that your "private" public speech makes you unfit to do the job.

    But it also can cut the other way and justify discrimination, and we have to be aware of it: In many states it is legal to fire someone just because he is gay. And some companies, and even municipalities, have no compunctions about doing so. After all, they're "good X-tian" companies, cities, etc.

    There is federal legislation pending to end this legal discrimination against us, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). It has passed the Senate, and has the votes in the House. It's just that bigoted Speaker Boehner who is doing everything he can to prevent a vote on this.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    what the hell is a Chief Diversity Officer?
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidwhat the hell is a Chief Diversity Officer?


    Someone who devises programs to ensure the makeup of your workforce (and student body in the case of higher ed) is reflective of your stakeholders.

    For a major IT company it means that you have to be gay-friendly, as what's-his-face at Mozilla just discovered the hard way. At a public university, it means your student body and faculty composition has to be reflective of the state's population to ensure continuing support by the communtiy.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 22, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    ^^

    ok thank you, so this CDO should have been fired
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    Apr 22, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    ok thank you, so this CDO should have been fired

    I agree. She didn't fulfill the requirements of her job description.

    As a private citizen she can sign all the anti-gay petitions she likes. But not as CDO. And to now say it was to "encourage debate" at the ballot box is more than disingenuous.

    If there was a petition to have a voter referendum to deny Blacks their civil rights, would she have signed that, too? To encourage "debate"? Somehow I doubt she would.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 22, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
    ^^

    Art she had a worthless "deputy to the president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion" job (probably at $60-70k per year) to do something an intern can do by reading a spreadsheet for 3 hours 3-4 times a year.

    And we wonder why higher education is so fucked up now
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    Apr 23, 2014 2:39 AM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    Art she had a worthless "deputy to the president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion" job (probably at $60-70k per year) to do something an intern can do by reading a spreadsheet for 3 hours 3-4 times a year.

    And we wonder why higher education is so fucked up now


    A lot of those jobs get created only after somebody at the school screwed up royally (racist/sexist/homophobic professor or administrator comments, drunk fratboys going blackface or hanging black people in effigy, etc.) and gets the school in hot legal and/or PR water. It would be no surprise that her position was intended as a remedy for some messed up stuff... which she then made worse by her own actions. "Diversity for ME but not for THEE!"

    EDIT: just realizing it's the Gallaudet lady and not the crazy (Eastern Michigan?) lady. Given what Gallaudet's known for, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they just wanted to make sure they were meeting Federal compliance guidelines in establishing her position.

    EDIT x2: Whacko lady #2 was at University of Toledo, not Eastern Michigan. She wound up directing Human Resources in a Michigan town afterwards. She's still there, too. Hope she's not still rocking that Spinderella hairdo.

    http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=46169

    http://www.advocate.com/politics/2013/10/09/supreme-court-rejects-univ-administrators-appeal-firing-after-antigay-speech
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 23, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    And what the hell is "sign-voice elevated?"
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    Apr 23, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidAnd what the hell is "sign-voice elevated?"


    It's what the Phelps do to get attention. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 23, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    Oh, I didn't realize she was hard of hearing. Good thing I remember my sign language.

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    Apr 23, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    theantijock saidOh, I didn't realize she was hard of hearing. Good thing I remember my sign language.

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