- He was trying to save face on news the councils were disintegrating. Strategy Forum planned to inform the WH b4 making announcement public. 3 days ago
- RT @DougHeye: After that Trump press conference, I don't know how I can tell any minority why they should vote Republican. 3 days ago
- 2 days ago, he says he has tons of CEOs wanting to join. Now he disbands business advisory councils after more CEOs quit. 3 days ago
- I will still champion conservative principles. I'll still fervently support LCRs. I'll return when you're gone. And pick up the pieces. 3/3 3 days ago
- You are giving aid & comfort to these assholes. I just can't anymore. As long as you are the leader of the GOP, I will not be a member. 2/3 3 days ago
Politics & Pop Culture from a homocon.
Yes, Virginia, There is Discrimination
March 29, 2010Posted by on
Bob McDonnell, get your head out of the sand. To say that there really isn’t any rampant discrimination on any basis in Virginia is simply ludicrous.
From Logo’s 365gay.com
“During a regular appearance on WRVA, McDonnell said, “I don’t know that we need it based on the numbers that I’ve seen,” when asked if he would sign a bill with LGBT protections.”
Earlier this month, I and other LGBT leaders applauded your actions in issuing an Executive Directive banning discrimination in the workplace, including biases against gays and lesbians. However, that is not enough.
Were you merely playing good cop to Cucinelli’s bad cop? If so, how cynical.
In a letter to the governor after his Directive, Equality Virginia stated quite efficiently that an Executive Directive was not enough because it offers no protection to college students or other recipients of state services who experience discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Moreover, the letter says that the Directive offers no protection to any person, employee or student discriminated against in state employment based on gender identity or expression. Nor does the Directive offer any support for the proposal to expand state benefits to include coverage for “otherwise qualified adults.”
As Vice President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans – the premiere Republican organization advocating for conservative principles and equality for all Americans – it pains me to hear another Republican make such an ignorant statement.
We must come together to seek a change in law to establish as a policy that no person will be subjected to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity not just in the Commonwealth, but throughout this entire great country.