Friday, May 28, 2010

Fired For Sexuality

There are still places in the USA where someone can be discriminated against in employment on the basis of their sexual orientation and personal sexual behavior. In some places, it is legal to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people. In more places, it is legal to discriminate against the polyamorous and consanguineous, and some people are actually prosecuted for their polyamorous and consanguineous lifestyles.

Here’s an example of someone who lost her job because she enjoyed and wrote about her polyamorous orientation on her personal time, even though by all accounts she was strictly professional while on the job, and she kept her personal and professional lives strictly separate, even using a handle in her writing about her personal life.

Tony Rothert, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri told The Riverfront Times it's not an employer's job to police the sexual lives of its employees – "when an employer discriminates on that basis it is sex discrimination and it's against the law," he said.

This is why we need a Marriage Equality Amendment.
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