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  1. angel70
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    In the uproar over Trump's tweets announcing his intention to ban the transgendered from military service, his Justice Department involved itself in a case of job discrimination against a gay man -- in support of discrimination, of course.

    The case involved a Long Island skydiving instructor. He was taking a woman for a tandem jump, which required that she be tightly bound against his body. To make the woman (and her husband, who also was there) more comfortable with that idea, he told the woman he was gay.

    Later, the husband complained to the instructor's employer, and the instructor was fired. Under Obama, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) went to court to get the instructor's job back, under Title IX. According to the Obama administration, Title IX protects against job discrimination based on sexual preference.

    The Trump administration disagrees, and had Justice file an amicus brief supporting the firing, in opposition to the case presented by the EEOC. If the court finds against the plaintiff, it's bad news for gays and lesbians. Discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, and age will remain illegal -- but it will be open season on gays and lesbians.
     
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    But I thought NY state has its own anti discrimination laws regarding sexual orientation and employment ?
     
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    The "friend of the court" brief filed by the trump administration extends only to federal courts. People can still sue in the state courts and win. However, there is not nor ever was a specific civil rights or EEOC law that guarantees the rights of the LGBT in the work environment. Moreover, Attorney General Sessions has issued directives to his DOJ that Gay workers are not protected by law and no resources should be directed towards that. See;
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    Disgusting...I'm not bothering with politics but this is simply sad...
     
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    4 years of this crap..4 long years
     
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    To be honest they do have quite a bit of ground to stand on. (bear in mind I'm not condoning it) but technically gender dysphoria is a mental condition and the military (is not supposed to) hire people with mental instability. (yes i know they do) added to that the treatment for gender dysphoria (could) be considered as cosmetic and thus the military doesn't really want to fund it as part of general healthcare.
     
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    Thank you for relaying this story, angel70-sama. It's much appreciated.

    Let me get this straight, because this instructor relayed the fact that he was gay, he was fired, JUST. BECAUSE....HE...WAS.GAY...WOW...here I thought we were living in 2017 where that shit shouldn't even be an issue. I must have took a wrong turn in my time machine because despite having all of this "cutting edge tech" (most of which I don't really give two shits about, except maybe things relating to audio and music, and animations).
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    The point is, because of the administration of assery and dumbassery, we are going backward and not forwards. I know this isn't really much of a surprise to me, just seriously fucking disappointing. What I am mostly disappointed in is the fact that these...dumbasses in the government are just ALLOWING this shit to happen. It disgusts me to no end. I was going to try to type this response up in the most objective way possible but that isn't possible because this affects me and all of my LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.
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    What saddens me most about this whole thing is that we still even have to deal with this shit. Looks like Darth Cheeto lied about being an "ally to the LGBTQ+ community", yet he couldn't even hold the bloody flag PROPERLY and he issued an "executive order for religious freedom". Religious freedom for who exactly? Bloody "Christians" who use their bloody bibles to bible bash anypony who isn't like them? Yeah that's real Christian-like *sarcasm*
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    Now this isn't about the religious freedom acts which I've bitched about plenty on other threads that have contained that subject. But the matter of the fact remains, I thought we were passed this petty bullshit of firing somepony just cause they LGBTQ+ or whatever, it is just bullshit, I'm sorry I'm calling for what it is, BULLSHIT! It is uncalled for.
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    Sorry, I kind of got off on a tangent, to address the post subject, it saddens me that a person lost their job because they just said they were gay. That is heartbreaking and just uncalled for. So what is the Ass monkey administration going to do? Call for a PBA on all LBGTQ+ peoples. There are A LOT of us! That's alright, that's alright, we will remember this actrocity that has been committed, I'm remembering, believe me. An attack on one, is an attack on US ALL! I don't give a bloody damn what anypony says, this is an attack on human kind as we know it. The truth will come out in the wash. It always does.
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    But we WILL GET THROUGH THIS! This is just a bump in the road, nopony said it would be easy. Just means we will just have to rally together and fight back even harder. That's alright, winter is coming....
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    I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that Trump and Putin were fucking each other - literally. Both homophobes, tightly locked in their closet, and scared to death of who they really are. People who show aggression against LGBT+ people are usually really afraid of themselves and get mentally screwed up because of a lifetime of denial. They even both look rather like "Nancy Boys", despite all of Putin's bravado and pictures of him as the "Great White Hunter", killing innocent animals. He sure likes to show off his bare chest a lot. He looks like a gay "hunk". And Trump looks (and acts) like his submissive little Girl Friend. Wouldn't it be a hoot, if somebody outed them?
     
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    audreyleigh I was thinking the exact same thing LOL
     
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    I wonder how many other people have thought the same thing.

    Audry
     
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    No, Putin likes his male meat young and pretty. The reality is much more obscene than bending Trump over.[​IMG] However, the image insertion software on this site totally defeats me so I can't illustrate the nastiness of the real political situation.

    I've finally figured out the image insertion software here - -
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    Too bad your image didn't come through.
     
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    I'm going nuts trying to figure out the image attachment software on this site.
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    you need to upload it to an image hosting site such as imgur and then copy the link into the 'insert image box'
     
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    Yea Val, it just seems like such a backwords idiotic way to do it. We can choose a pic from our puter and use it as an avatar. Why the fck cant we do the same when we make a post? Seems unessesarely complicated to me.
    On other sites this is possible, then why not on this? How old are the software that runs this site anyways?
     
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    I know and have been doing that on other sites for years but for some reason it's not working here.
     
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    no idea. Sadly the owner of the site isn't around to fix it.. assume it has something to do with the forum code. Maybe the inability to actually host the images? needing a sort of 'third party' to host them. Bleh if you wanna go chase the site owner out from wherever he is be my guest :p  good luck !
     
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    Apparently, there's a way of uploading images to the "Media" section, because people do it -- but I can't figure out how.
     
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    you gotta make an album and submit images to it.
     

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