Housing Discrimination: The Next Hurdle for LGBT Couples

  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    Housing Discrimination: The Next Hurdle for LGBT Couples

    http://www.nextavenue.org/housing-discrimination-the-next-hurdle-for-lgbt-couples/
  • buddycat

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    Jul 02, 2015 7:36 AM GMT
    I was reading an article today about a Tennessee hardware store owner putting up a sign that says "no gays". This type of sign reminiscent of the segregated South is actually legal since 31 states don't have laws regarding discrimination against the LGBT community. Since then he changed it to don't infringe on his "religious liberty" which has become code for discrimination against LGBT. So there is more than the issue with housing discrimination when you can outright fire someone for being gay in 31 states.
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    Jul 02, 2015 2:47 PM GMT
    There are more than just LBGT issues when you consider that in many states, you can be fired for the simple reason that the boss didn't like the colour of your shirt this morning, or that you put sugar in your coffee.

    "Right to Work" states have *no* restrictions on reasons for firing, so *even* if it was "actually" because you're LBGT, and they didn't want to look bad, they can come up with *any* reason - they are all valid.

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  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Jul 02, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    Doctor9 saidThere are more than just LBGT issues when you consider that in many states, you can be fired for the simple reason that the boss didn't like the colour of your shirt this morning, or that you put sugar in your coffee.


    Yes, this is "At Will". It effectively side-steps all of the 60s civil rights amendments. But you say the statute is only "in many states". Where is it NOT?

    To my knowledge, if you are not in a union, you can be laid off without reason or warning ANYWHERE in the country.