Annie-Rose Strasser and Scott Keyes at Think Progress report:
STRASSER: Would you support a law that says you can't fire someone for their sexual orientation - KEYES: Similar to protections for people on race or gender? LANKFORD: Well, you're now dealing with behavior and I'm trying to figure out exactly what you're trying to mean by that. Because you're dealing with â€” race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is a behavior-related and preference-related and one is something inherently â€” skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff. You don't walk up to someone on the street and look at them and say, "Gay or straight?" KEYES: But you think that even if you can't see they're that way, you don't think someone is born gay necessarily? LANKFORD: Do I personally? No. I don't. I think it's a choice issue. Are tendencies and such? Yes. But I think it's a choice issue.Strasser and Keyes add:
Being gay is actually not a choice, according to the American Medical Association, the American Association of Pediatrics, the American Psychological Association, and all other accredited medical organizations. A large percentage of LGBT workers have experienced discrimination at work and many have been fired because of their sexual orientation.
http://www.youtube.com/v/xEvtuVmIwBc?version=3&hl=en_USLast month, notoriously anti-gay hypocrite GOP Congressman Steve King said gays should lie about their sexuality unless they want to risk being fired for being gay, which the government can't stop.
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