Kansas governor rescinds protections for gay state workers

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    Feb 11, 2015 7:38 AM GMT

    What a evil piece of shit, these people throw tantrums like children icon_twisted.gif


    http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-governor-rescinds-protections-gay-state-workers-005955541.html

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican re-elected in November, on Tuesday rescinded an executive order issued by a Democratic predecessor that offered protections for gay and bisexual state workers.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 11, 2015 2:49 PM GMT
    Very sad. I hope the repercussions of this move are harsh and painful
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    Feb 11, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Another typical homophobic Republican. When you vote for one you vote for them all.
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    Feb 11, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    What a evil piece of shit, these people throw tantrums like children icon_twisted.gif


    http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-governor-rescinds-protections-gay-state-workers-005955541.html

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican re-elected in November, on Tuesday rescinded an executive order issued by a Democratic predecessor that offered protections for gay and bisexual state workers.


    As if single-handedly destroying the state's economy wasn't enough. I guess he hopes this bit of raw meat thrown to his core base will distract from his abysmal economic record.
    What's the matter with Kansas?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 11, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    He's a disgrace.... claiming to lower tax rates for businesses as an incentive for new business to come to our state (it didn't help small businesses), robbing our treasury, downgrading our credit worthiness.

    He was ... somehow reelected in a very close election and when it was over, "suddenly" there was some question about campaign donations and cash. That seemed to have calmed down...

    Then discussion about how crappy the state budget is and how short the state is. Now he is proposing cutting our school districts to the bone and now this bullshit.

    He should have his right wing ass KICKED in a special election. Many think so. I've already signed 2 petitions calling for it.

    By the way, we tend to have an almost equal number of democrats and republicans elected governor here, I would guess the "predecessor" was Kathleen Sebellius.

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    Feb 11, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnother typical homophobic Republican. When you vote for one you vote for them all.


    Another typical hyperbolic Artpost. When you've read one, you've read them all.

    Funny, I don't recall voting for any over the course of my voting life, and I believe I'm the only one who know how I vote. And, gratuitous slaps like this one would never draw my vote.
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    Feb 11, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    Looks to me like more fodder to argue for a comprehensive civil rights bill.

    GOP= Gobs Of Poop
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    Typical Republican behavior
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 11, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    I'm always amazed at Republicans who claim to not be homophobic but keep voting for the party that constantly pushes anti-gay laws and propaganda. Can't they see their own hypocrisy? It's like a 1930's German saying "I'm not responsible for Hitler murdering all those Jews. I voted for him for his economic agenda. So I'm not responsible."
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    Feb 11, 2015 5:24 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidAnother typical homophobic Republican. When you vote for one you vote for them all.


    Another typical hyperbolic Artpost. When you've read one, you've read them all.

    Funny, I don't recall voting for any over the course of my voting life, and I believe I'm the only one who know how I vote. And, gratuitous slaps like this one would never draw my vote.

    I think you meant to write hyperbolical. I rarely speak in geometric terms.

    And who was referring to your own voting history? Are you voluntarily saying you never voted for a Republican? Your meaning is rather unclear.
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    Feb 11, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI'm always amazed at Republicans who claim to not be homophobic but keep voting for the party that constantly pushes anti-gay laws and propaganda.

    Your amazement can be resolved by understanding that most of these Republican supporters & voters ARE homophobic. It's just not very fashionable at present to admit that truth openly. And especially not on a gay web site.
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    Feb 11, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidI'm always amazed at Republicans who claim to not be homophobic but keep voting for the party that constantly pushes anti-gay laws and propaganda.

    Your amazement can be resolved by understanding that most of these Republican supporters & voters ARE homophobic. It's just not very fashionable at present to admit that truth openly. And especially not on a gay web site.
    [Emphasis added.]

    hy·per·bol·ic hīpərˈbälik adjective
    1. of or relating to a hyperbola. MATHEMATICS
    (of a function, e.g., a cosine) having the same relation to a rectangular hyperbola as the unqualified function does to a circle.
    2. of language) exaggerated; hyperbolical.

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    Feb 11, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
    Actually, this could be interesting.....

    *Are* there any gay-owned/run businesses in Kansas? There *must* be.

    When does the first test case of firing a heterosexual employee because he "doesn't fit in" happen.

    Love to see them challenge the firing - after all, Kansas no longer protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.......so basically, you can be *legally* discriminated against for being *heterosexual*

    After all "everyone's equal under the law"

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    Feb 11, 2015 8:28 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Art_Deco said
    Destinharbor saidI'm always amazed at Republicans who claim to not be homophobic but keep voting for the party that constantly pushes anti-gay laws and propaganda.

    Your amazement can be resolved by understanding that most of these Republican supporters & voters ARE homophobic. It's just not very fashionable at present to admit that truth openly. And especially not on a gay web site.
    [Emphasis added.]

    hy·per·bol·ic hīpərˈbälik adjective
    1. of or relating to a hyperbola. MATHEMATICS
    (of a function, e.g., a cosine) having the same relation to a rectangular hyperbola as the unqualified function does to a circle.
    2. of language) exaggerated; hyperbolical.

    Thank you for your attention to these matters.

    LOL You saved me - who is English as a second language - pointing that out! icon_lol.gif

    To the point made above though - the subject of this thread - it does re-emphasize the need for a national comprehensive civil rights definition to resolve this stupid crap. Is it 2015 or 1815??? icon_eek.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 11, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    Doctor9 saidActually, this could be interesting.....

    *Are* there any gay-owned/run businesses in Kansas? There *must* be.

    When does the first test case of firing a heterosexual employee because he "doesn't fit in" happen.

    Love to see them challenge the firing - after all, Kansas no longer protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.......so basically, you can be *legally* discriminated against for being *heterosexual*

    After all "everyone's equal under the law"

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  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 11, 2015 9:45 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnother typical homophobic Republican. When you vote for one you vote for them all.
    bullshit. Not all republicans behave this way. Stop stereotyping all republicans as intolerant.
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    Feb 11, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said... Not all republicans behave this way. Stop stereotyping...
    if we vote out the anti gay republicans can we replace them with Dems that are pro gay?
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    Feb 11, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    roadbikeRob said... Not all republicans behave this way. Stop stereotyping...
    if we vote out the anti gay republicans can we replace them with Dems that are pro gay?
    why not just replace the homophobes with politicians that are pro gay. Why does it have to be democrats. Not all republicans are anti gay and not all democrats are pro gay
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    Feb 11, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    More proof that the Repub party has yet to change it's ugly anti-gay stripes.

    When the Repubs lose another couple of elections they'll hopefully get the message and remove the anti-gay bigotry from the official Repub party platform.
  • KissTheSky

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    Feb 12, 2015 1:04 AM GMT
    Hating gay people is now the biggest issue for the Republican party. Even though Brownback has ruined his state's economy, he will probably be re-elected easily since he bashes gay citizens of his state. That's now the main issue with the GOP, you must hate and persecute gay people, and the Republican voters will support you every time.
    So sad.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 12, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidVery sad. I hope the repercussions of this move are harsh and painful
    I fully agree. It is right wing nimrods like this governor that are ruining the Republican Party evidently Kansas elected a real piece of work for governor. This damn fool must be pandering to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs. icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 12, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
    Brownback is trying to get the public discussion off the money/cash flow issues that are taking place in Kansas.

    In short, Brownback is trying to make public schools into private institutions by underfunding them. He has been getting a lot of press about that topic recently. So how do you get the topic to change, you do something that most Kansans, would support him on, taking out public protections for state employees.

    I think the move to take job protections away is a terrible idea, and something that will end up causing him more problems for Brownback.

    On the recall issue, in Kansas it is very difficult to recall any elected official. I am sure they wrote the law that way on purpose.

    Coming to Brownbackistan next, one click voting to help Kansan's vote! icon_sad.gif

    #KSYouGetWhatYouVotedFor!
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    Feb 12, 2015 2:02 PM GMT
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    Doctor9 saidActually, this could be interesting.....

    *Are* there any gay-owned/run businesses in Kansas? There *must* be.

    When does the first test case of firing a heterosexual employee because he "doesn't fit in" happen.

    Love to see them challenge the firing - after all, Kansas no longer protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.......so basically, you can be *legally* discriminated against for being *heterosexual*

    After all "everyone's equal under the law"

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    In that case - have fun with the new rules ;P

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    Feb 12, 2015 5:16 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidHating gay people is now the biggest issue for the Republican party. Even though Brownback has ruined his state's economy, he will probably be re-elected easily since he bashes gay citizens of his state. That's now the main issue with the GOP, you must hate and persecute gay people, and the Republican voters will support you every time.
    So sad.


    Gee, and all this time I was told that Obama was the GOP's Bogeyman-in-Chief. Come on guys, which is it?

    Answer: Neither; "It's the economy, stupid!"
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    Feb 12, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Destinharbor saidI'm always amazed at Republicans who claim to not be homophobic but keep voting for the party that constantly pushes anti-gay laws and propaganda.

    Your amazement can be resolved by understanding that most of these Republican supporters & voters ARE homophobic. It's just not very fashionable at present to admit that truth openly. And especially not on a gay web site.


    Actually, I do know a Republican who's not a homophobe. I'm thinking of offering him to a museum somewhere. icon_smile.gif Or maybe he's not really a Republican?
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    Feb 12, 2015 8:34 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidGee, and all this time I was told that Obama was the GOP's Bogeyman-in-Chief. Come on guys, which is it?

    Answer: Neither; "It's the economy, stupid!"


    So writing, "It's the economy, stupid," none of this irony reaches between your ears? Sam Brownback has been a boon for the Kansas economy, and Obama has been a bust for the U.S.? Oh, please DO elaborate on this. Please do. I'm popping my popcorn now.