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    I can no longer be fired for being gay!

    Whoever would have thought that such a basic human right could come to the United States, of all places? I did not believe I would live to see this. I'm floored - I now have almost the level of human rights an Argentinian citizen has (not quite as Argentine lives are worth socialized medicine). Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    Whoever would have thought that such a basic human right could come to the United States, of all places? I did not believe I would live to see this. I'm floored - I now have almost the level of human rights an Argentinian citizen has (not quite as Argentine lives are worth socialized medicine). Rob
    Have you ever been fired for being gay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Have you ever been fired for being gay?
    Yes. Twice - but admittedly awhile ago, in the 80's and 90's. And I lived somewhere this was perfectly legal so SOL and what a life lesson in the truth of America - one you yourself have been spared. Rob

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    Good news. Still shaking my head that 3 of the justices voted against it. good grief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Have you ever been fired for being gay?
    My father has worked in places where being gay was grounds for termination, and he is gay. As a result, he had to conceal his lifestyle from his coworkers. Probably not the happiest of times for him.

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    I was pleasantly surprised by that decision.

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    I once had to sign a document affirming I wasn’t gay during my military service.

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    You are aware you can be fired for any other reason or no reason right? At will employment. So why can't an employer fire one for any or no reason,and claim it has nothing to do with being gay? And how would you prove otherwise? Because generally one has no recourse for being fired just because. Heck if one was manipulative one could just very well set up job conditions that couldn't be met, and then oops you didn't meet them. But one has a lot more leeway and doesn't even need to do that, that's at-will employment. Most firings do qualify for unemployment, but other than that.
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    I had no idea job discrimination against gays was still allowed in some states. On a similar topic though, discriminating against employment of older folk is alive and well even though illegal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I once had to sign a document affirming I wasn’t gay during my military service.
    If there was a draft sounds like it would have been easy to get out of it. Just claim to be gay.
    Last edited by Yppej; 6-16-20 at 5:29am.

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