Friday, June 21, 2013

Do You Remember A Couple Of Months Ago…

...When the Republicans said that they wanted to be more inclusive of minorities and gays, lesbians, bi and trans people? Well get a load of what these Republicans want to do,
Idaho GOPer fears gay employees will come “into work in a tutu”
The Idaho GOP is pushing to overturn local ordinances that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation
By Jillian Rayfield
June 18, 2013

As Idaho Republicans push resolutions to get the state Legislature to overturn city ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, one local GOP official argued that though he would hire a gay man as an employee, he shouldn’t have to keep him on if he comes “into work in a tutu.”

“I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office,” said Cornel Rasor, the current chairman of the resolutions committee of the Idaho GOP, according to the Spokesman-Review. “If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine,” Rasor continued. “But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that? And that’s what these anti-discrimination laws do.”
“Resolved, that the Idaho Republican State Central Committee recommends that our legislators support Idaho’s current anti-discrimination laws and policies and enact a law that would make unenforceable any municipal ordinances that would seek to expand categories of prohibited discrimination beyond current state anti-discrimination laws and policies,” the resolution states.
Six cities in Idaho have passed ordinances banning discrimination and this guy feels he should be able to discriminate against.

In another article a Republican in Congress has proposed another stupid law…
Congressman Wants Public Schools To Teach Gender Stereotypes ‘At A Very Early Age’
Think Progress
By Josh Israel
June 19, 2013

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) wants American youths to be taught gender stereotypes in grade school classes, so they understand the roles of mothers and fathers — and the importance of allowing only opposite-sex couples to marry.

In a speech Monday on the House floor, Gingrey stressed his continued support for the Defense of Marriage Act — which defines marriage as only union between a man and a woman — and suggested that children need to be carefully taught about the traditional roles of their genders:
GINGREY: You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important. This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage.”
Yup, these Republicans sure know how to appeal to the voters.

1 comment:

  1. I'd be so tempted to wear a tutu to protest outside that guys office if I lived there. What an idiot.
    The other guy is no prize, either.

    Where does ignorance like this come from? I mean, I understand fear of things we don't understand but how does that turn into absurd ideas like tutus and such?