Fired Because You're Gay

This is CRAZY DOT COM!  Did any of you know that in 29 states gay, lesbian and bisexual employees can be fired, denied employment or denied promotions because of their sexual orientation?  In 37 states,this is true if you’re transgender.

Florida state law does not bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing or public accommodations.  Pardon me while I vomit in my mouth a little bit.

This is ridiculous!  However, there is currently a law before Congress called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that could change all of this.  ENDA would protect ALL Americans from job discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity. More importantly, polls have suggested that more than 2/3 of Americans support these kinds of protections.  Yay!

ENDA was first introduced in 1994 but, despite massive public support, it has not been passed by Congress.  To help this cause, you can make a short video letting Congress know that you want them to pass ENDA and why.  If you have a friend, family member or co-worker that you care about who needs this protection, make a video about that. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace, make a video about that.  Or if you’re just against discrimination make a video about THAT.

Once you’re done, upload your video to YouTube  and send the link to aclu.org.  You can also take a picture and send it to the aclu.org.

Source: aclu.org

 

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