Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli asks colleges to rescind policies protecting gay state employees

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    Mar 05, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/05/AR2010030501582.html

    I work at a university in Virginia. This is most upsetting to me. I have to get out of this state ASAP.

    Ever since McDonnell became Governor, I feel like his administration has declared war on the gays.
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    Mar 05, 2010 6:07 PM GMT
    The Supreme Court will beg to differ.
  • GQjock

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    Mar 05, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    Holy Crap ..... Has Virginia been trying to become the Uganda of the New World?
    First the republican stooge of a gov makes a declaration that LGBT's will not be covered under discrimination laws
    and now this?

    Proof positive Republican rule = Repression
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    Mar 05, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    "In the letter, Cuccinelli (R) wrote that only the General Assembly can extend legal protections to gay state employees -- a move the legislature has repeatedly declined to take, including as recently as this week."

    Well, if the Dems had made changes to the law instead of just executive orders, we wouldnt be in this limbo.

    I think this will show the Dems our point that they havent done enough for us in Virginia. And if they want their jobs back, they need to put their legislation where their mouths are.

    Universities, etc arent going to like this from the AG. This will only highlight the need to make these protections fully legal.

    ""What he's saying is reprehensible," said Vincent F. Callahan Jr., a former Republican member of the House of Delegates who serves on the Board of Visitors of George Mason University. "I don't know what he's doing, opening up this can of worms." "

    Sometimes, a step backward is necessary to get the status quo off the dime.

    And TheIStrat, you're not going to get fired....even if they removed protections. If someone wants to fire you, they will come up with some other excuse.
  • Mepark

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    Mar 05, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    Has SCOTUS ruled on any gay discrimination cases before? I can't seem to find any. Also, isn't there a pending employment discrimination bill in the U.S. Senate that would overrule this, or would it?
  • GQjock

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    Mar 05, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    Yes Me
    SCOTUS a few years back ruled that homosexuality cannot be used as a crime
    When they ruled that a man having sex with a man in his home should not have been charged with sodomy laws when the police came in for an unrelated matter
  • Mepark

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    Mar 05, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    But that applies to privacy, not employment discrimination?