Kansas governor removes protections for LGBT employees

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  • #6613
    Vitalogy
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    Such a christian move.

    Kansas governor removes protections for LGBT employees.

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-kansas-governor-gay-protection-20150210-story.html

    n a move that shocked progressive advocates in Kansas, the state’s Republican governor on Tuesday issued an executive order to remove discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender state employees..

    State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender, critics said.

    #6614
    Chris_Taylor
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    Gonna backfire on him at some point.

    #6619
    Amus
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    #6641
    jerry1949
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    Totally misleading thread title. No protections have been removed and most state governments have no such special protection.

    From the article cited:

    Discrimination for state jobs in Kansas is forbidden for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry or age. Brownback said any expansion of such laws for LGBT employees should be done by the Legislature “and not through unilateral action.”

    “This executive order ensures that state employees enjoy the same civil rights as all Kansans without creating additional ‘protected classes’ as the previous order did,” Brownback said in a statement announcing the replacement of Sebelius’ executive order with his own.

    #6642
    jerry1949
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    State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender, critics said.

    Prove it.

    #6643
    missing_kskd
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    Without those terms being made explicit, sexually is not an affirmative defense, leaving those fired with no meaningful recourse.

    We all know firing somebody isn’t hard.

    Having that defense out there helps with discrimination cases.

    I personally have witnessed this in Oregon, prior to our own protections.

    It works like this:

    #6644
    missing_kskd
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    In the 90’s here, I worked at a company filled with bigots and it was above board to the point where I personally was impacted.

    Basically, I was not a bigot and this didn’t go well in the bigots club.

    They canned a gay guy citing some basic issue. After the fact they were again avove board afterword.

    Today, if that happens in Oregon, they would be in trouble for it.

    This needs to be an affirmative defense, or it will and very regularly is abused.

    Now this rollback won’t really endure. When SCOTUS issues a favorable ruling on marriage, these lack of protections will stand out nicely enough to be remedied.

    People need to be able to work without fear of their employers judging them in this way.

    The State for sure has no business in it at all as the primary argument for bigotry is religious in nature.

    #6657
    Vitalogy
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    State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender, critics said.

    Prove it.

    http://www.upworthy.com/29-states-can-fire-you-for-being-gay-is-your-state-one-of-them

    #6662
    skeptical
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    Yay! Three Cheers for Bryan Fischer.

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