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Republican Ohio House Speaker Rejects LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections for Staff

Republican Ohio House Speaker Rejects LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections for Staff

Rabidly anti-LGBT Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder rejected a Democratic Minority Leaders request to add LGBT protections to the House’s anti-discrimination policy on Tuesday.

Householder’s decision means that Ohio House staff are the ONLY employees across all three branches of Ohio state government that are not protected by an anti-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation.

Minority Leader Emilia Sykes’ of Akron who made the request asked Householder why he decided not to include LGBT protections in the policy. He insanely told her it was because Ohio’s anti-discrimination law doesn’t include LGBT individuals.

The Ohio Senate’s anti-discrimination policy covers sexual orientation, and Gov. Mike DeWine issued an executive order upon taking office continuing his predecessor and fellow Republican John Kasich’s ban on employment discrimination in state agencies based on “gender identity or expression.”

The Ohio Supreme Court and the offices of the Ohio secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and state auditor – all controlled by Republicans – each also have anti-discrimination policies based on sexual orientation, according to spokespeople from the respective offices.

Gail Crawley, he spokeswoman for Householder replied with an email Tuesday about his decision stating:.

“The Ohio House of Representatives values its staff and is committed to an inclusive, professional work environment,” Crawley said in a statement. “It is the ongoing practice of the Ohio House to evaluate employees based on their knowledge, skills and abilities.”

Householder is a notoriously known anti-immigration, anti-choice and anti-LGBT bigot known for most recently using his clout to shut down a Drag Queen Story-hour and PRIDE event at the Delaware County library.

Maine's GOP Governor VETOS Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

Maine’s GOP Governor VETOES Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

Via The Portland Press-Herald

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill Friday to prohibit state-licensed counselors and therapists from engaging in “conversion therapy” aimed at changing an underage client’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill would allow the state to deny or revoke a professional license to medical or mental health professionals who engage in conversion therapy of minors.

The bill defines conversion therapy as “any practice or course of treatment that seeks to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, including, but not limited to, any effort to change gender expression or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same gender.” In his veto message, LePage called the bill “bad public policy” because the broad definition could prevent professionals from answering clients’ questions or having conversations with them.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ryan Fecteau,who is gay, sponsored the bill after he said an administrator at the Catholic university he graduated from in 2014 urged him to seek similar therapy. The Legislature will need to muster two-thirds votes in both chambers to overturn the veto. The conversion therapy bill failed to win two-thirds support in either chamber in earlier votes.

LePage will be term-limited out of office in November.

 

Homo Say What? – Inhuman Bigoted Minnesota Republican Govenor Tim Pawlenty Vows To Veto Burial Rights For Gay Couples

What a despicible and disgusting asshat douchenozzle thing this man is.

Pawlenty said Wednesday that he would veto a bill aimed at giving same-sex partners the same end-of-life rights as married couples, saying the bill was unnecessary and would “stoke up a political controversy on a hot-button issue.”

Between this shithead and Michele Bachmann, the people of Minnesota should truly be ashamed of themselves.

Also, Pawlenty announced earlier this year that he won’t be seeking a third term as Minnesota governor. Many expect that he will run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

Thats just all we need……