How do you feel about ENDA?

Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been a hot topic for the LGBT community. How do you think the US should handle it?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
It should be passed and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expressions.
152  (94%)
It should be passed and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation only.
It should be passed and protect against discrimination based on gender expression only.
It should not be passed; the anti-discrimination laws we have already are fine.
7  (4%)
Other (please explain).
3  (2%)
Total votes: 162
Poll is closed
06/29/2009
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Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Honestly, I am not familiar with ENDA and think I will do a little reading before voting.
06/29/2009
Sir Sir
I believe that not only should they be for gender expression and sexual orientation, but for ANY form of discrimination.
06/30/2009
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
Most forms of discrimination are already, in theory, protected against. These are two that historically have not been protected in the legal sense.
06/30/2009
Tobi Tobi
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Originally posted by Femme Mystique
Most forms of discrimination are already, in theory, protected against. These are two that historically have not been protected in the legal sense.
Well, most of the ones that society has agreed upon as unjustified. But many forms of "justified" discrimination still exist. Someone could be fired for having polyamorous relationships, being involved in BDSM, being fat, having a profile on this site, or wearing a costume their boss didn't like at an off the clock halloween party.

There are a few other groups that I'd love to add to a non-discrimination statute, but like Sir here, I'd rather simply outlaw hiring/firing/promotin g decisions from being made based on considerations unrelated to qualifications and work performance.
07/16/2009
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Tobi
Well, most of the ones that society has agreed upon as unjustified. But many forms of "justified" discrimination still exist. Someone could be fired for having polyamorous relationships, being involved in BDSM, being fat, having a profile ... More
Exactly, I for one have had to struggle with being fired for being Wiccan, for being a woman, for the possibility that I might get pregnant, for having a husband and a lover and for just being "not sexy enough". My parents have tried to question the department of family services about whether because I'm poly they can take my kids away, the fact that I openly talk about sex here on this site has been catagorized as sexual abuse to my kids even though they have never read my reviews. We need codified laws to make this sort of crap stop...Thank gawd that in this state filing a report of abuse with DFS that is proven false can result in jail time or hefty crippling fines. You are warned at the time you make the accusation of this and it stops most of the bogus controlling behaviors of "upright citizens" protecting the innocent. *gag*
All in all even if we have enough anti discrimination laws on the books it can't hurt to add new lists of what isn't allowed as the society recognizes there is a problem.
07/21/2009
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07/23/2009
stuck in the middle stuck in the middle
I think a person should only be judged by how well they do their job and nothing else.I'm lucky that I work for a company that only cares about that at nothing else
09/22/2009
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Just because someone is gay/les/bi/pan etc. doesn't mean they can't work as well as a straight person. For anything to think that only makes them mentally challenged.
03/22/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Not sure. I really don't know what this ENDA is Will research though.

Ok, pretty sure I have a decent idea of what it really is now. No, I think it's shit that people would be judged like that! It does not matter what your sex life or preferences are it shouldn't matter. I am pretty sure that is discrimination? Am I WRONG? I mean, I should probably read more on it, but seems very discriminative!
05/14/2011
ra1nb0wb00tay ra1nb0wb00tay
Quote:
Originally posted by Femme Mystique
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been a hot topic for the LGBT community. How do you think the US should handle it?
why should it be treated any differently than discrimination against race, disability, sex, etc? discrimination is discrimination. simple as that
05/22/2011
melianofvalinor9 melianofvalinor9
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Honestly, I am not familiar with ENDA and think I will do a little reading before voting.
I agree I have to read on it.
06/23/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Yes it needs to be passed!
07/16/2011
Gingy Gingy
unfortunately with these bills it is always hard to prove any wrong doing on the employers behalf. They always have an excuse or cover up in my experience.
12/15/2011
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by Femme Mystique
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been a hot topic for the LGBT community. How do you think the US should handle it?
I know far too many transgenders that are being discriminated against in finding jobs because of the fact that they are transgenders.
03/08/2012
Interesante Interesante
It should be passed.

It's not right to discriminate against people, period.
03/09/2012
Faeya Faeya
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Exactly, I for one have had to struggle with being fired for being Wiccan, for being a woman, for the possibility that I might get pregnant, for having a husband and a lover and for just being "not sexy enough". My parents have tried to ... More
Wow...I wish it worked that way in my state. Here, DCS reports are 100% anonymous, and considering the dozens my ex tried to file on me at one point during a nasty break-up, I am pretty sure there's no harassment/false accusation laws out here...
03/09/2012
Voir Voir
The only thing an employer should be able to base hiring and firing an individual on is work related topics. Job performance, qualifications (education, will the person be able to physically do this job in the case of manual labor type jobs etc.)

The only thing I feel would be fair for an employer firing someone over is if they've got photos of themselves abusing illegal drugs or under-aged drinking.Unless of course, in that area, as in the case of Marijuana, that it sits in a gray area. I would still be safe and not post photos/videos of myself partaking of such activities on the internet though x_x

Everything else? Shouldn't even be job related D< I thought Wicca would be protected! I didn't know they could fire for that stuff, and a person's sex/intimate/love life is no employers business unless it could directly interfere with work (which I don't see how it could unless they are a stripper/exotic dancer and there is a chance of jealous lovers showing up)
03/30/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
Discrimination is difficult to prove because of so many factors that CAN go into firing someone. But hopefully it will help to make things easier if there is a problem.
04/02/2012
nori nori
It's going to be difficult to get an acurate representaion on a sex-positive, LGBT forum.
04/04/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I know of very few LGBT people who are against ENDA. I don't know really why you would be.
04/21/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
I agree with TheParrishism. Hopefully this will clear up things. I still feel like just presenting as my preferred gender will get me fired some day, without even using my preferred name.
04/29/2012
Terri69 Terri69
We, as Americans, should not allow anyone to be discriminated against.
05/04/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
Quote:
Originally posted by kendra30752
Not sure. I really don't know what this ENDA is Will research though.

Ok, pretty sure I have a decent idea of what it really is now. No, I think it's shit that people would be judged like that! It does not matter what your sex life or ... More
I agree.
05/04/2012
TakeHimAway TakeHimAway
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Honestly, I am not familiar with ENDA and think I will do a little reading before voting.
This!
05/07/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 23