Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Rolls Back Non-Discrimination Protections For Gay State Workers

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    Feb 23, 2010 11:03 AM GMT
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Rolls Back Non-Discrimination Protections For Gay State Workers
    Christina Bellantoni | February 17, 2010, 3:22PM
    Gay and lesbian state workers in Virginia are no longer specifically protected against discrimination, thanks to a little-noticed change made by new Gov. Bob McDonnell.
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/02/virginia-gov-bob-mcdonnell-rolls-back-non-discrimination-protections-for-gay-state-workers.php

    To my gay republican friends ... you wanna see a silver lining in this? icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 23, 2010 11:16 AM GMT
    Hooray politics.

    Fucking up people since 10,000 BC
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    Feb 23, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    Oh, c'mon, McDonnell doesn't speak FOR all republicans, he just speaks LIKE all republicans.
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    Feb 23, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    This is why it is important to recognize that it is important to elect individuals that are at the very least sympathetic to gay issues.

    When individuals say that there are other issues more important than civil rights they allow the Bob McDonnells of the world to come into office and roll back all of the good work accomplished.

    While I agree there are many important issues that we must tackle, it is extremely important that we don't allow individuals like Bob McDonnells into office. Certainly, this is not only a republican problem, but there is greater pressure in the republican party to conform to christian conservative ideals which are not aligned with civil rights concerns.

    Whether you vote republican or democrat you need to think about the impact the individual you are voting for will have on civil rights issues.
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    We have a thread on this. http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/838454

    And I will repeat myself, as a Virginian....

    "In Virginia, they cant do much more to gays. But to keep putting the Dems in when they wont do anything substantive for us is getting us nowhere. So I say, let the Dems stay without jobs until they realize they have to do better when they get their jobs back.

    This idea of holding us hostage cuz we dont have anyone else to vote for is getting us nowhere. Let's just turn that around...you dont get a job until you agree to act for us."

    "I dont see it as bailing. I see it as not allowing the Dems to hold our vote hostage. The Dems are gonna want to be elected. They need the gay vote. If we vote automatically, no matter how the Dems perform on gay issues after they get elected, then the Dems will not, as they have shown in Virginia, really act in a meaningful way on gay issues. For example, if the Dems had made sexual orientation part of the law and not just an executive order, the current governor would not have been able to rescind that protection. Allowing the Dems to behave at only the minimum level of gay support leaves us in jeopardy at every election.

    I would rather allow the Repuglicans to be in power now, so that the Dems will get the message that they must perform in a meaningful way when they return to power. I have had 40 years of their pussy-footing around. And I am tired of it. Perform or go sit it out."
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    Feb 23, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    5 will get you 10 that he'll be involved a gay sex scandal in...3...2...1icon_twisted.gif