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My Open Letter to the State House Committee on Human Services PDF Print E-mail
Written by Adam   
Tuesday, 10 March 2009 06:50

From: Adam

To:Robin Weisz, Vonnie Pietsch, Tom Conklin, Kari L. Conrad, Chuck Damschen, Robert Frantsvog, Curt Hofstad, Richard G. Holman, Robert Kilichowski, Michael R. Nathe, Todd Porter, Louise Potter, Gerry Uglem

Subject: S.B. 2278

Dear Human Resources Committee Member,

I am writing to you today to urge your support of SB 2278. As I'm sure you are aware, this bill bans employers from discriminating against their workers based on sexual orientation, and is going to come under your committee's consideration shortly. This legislation is an important step that is necessary to insure that employers are evaluating their employees based on their ability to do their job instead of basing decisions on their own personal prejudices.

We can argue over gay marriage, or civil unions, or any other number of issues affecting gays, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgender individuals, but there should be no question about a person's right to go to work and bring home a paycheck without a person's sexual preference hindering their ability to support themselves.

There is absolutely no evidence that an individual's sexual orientation affects their ability to do a job. Allowing employers to discriminate based on anything that doesn't affect a worker's performance on the job is bad economics, is unfair to workers, unfair to customers, and only helps employers rationalize personal prejudices. The GLBT community is not asking for much, just to be treated fairly, and without prejudice. They(and I in support of them) just want the government to make sure that the market makes rational decisions, not irrational ones that cost us all more in the long run. Please support this important legislation,

Thank you,

Adam Blomeke

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Carey Goetz said:

I support this bill, too.
March 10, 2009
Votes: +0

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