[emphasis added. By me.]
BREAKING: White House To Delay Implementation Of Key Anti-Discrimination Order
By Igor Volsky posted from ThinkProgress LGBT on Apr 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm
After months of dodging questions about the progress of an executive order prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in federal contracting, the White House won’t issue the directive, but will instead study whether gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees require employment protections, ThinkProgress has learned. The news comes after White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett held a meeting with LGBT advocates to discuss the matter.
Seriously? You really need to convene a study to figure out whether LGBT people face on-the-job discrimination? Really?
There are what, like 30 states in which it is perfectly legal to fire an employee for being gay, and you wonder whether employment protections are necessary?
Are you really so afraid of what FOX and Rush are going to say about you that you won't do this simple act of human decency? Do you really think that treating gay people as full citizens is just too controversial? You can't just once say, "fuck it, I'm just going to do the right thing an let the chips fall where they may?"
Just issue the order. You know it's the right thing to do, just do it. Stop being such a wimp all the time. Geez!