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LGBT? You’re 23 Percent Less Likely To Even Get An Interview New Study Finds

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Shocking New Study Finds That Job Applicants Who Have on Their Resumes Hints of Being LGBT Are 23 Percent Less-Likely to Be Contacted for an Interview

“Jennifer” and “Michelle” filled out applications for a job as an administrative assistant at ExxonMobil. The applications show they attended the same high school and college but “Jennifer” had better grades in both schools and a stronger work history. ExxonMobil calls “Michelle” for an interview — twice. She does not respond. They follow up with an email, stating they’ll hold the position for her. She does not respond. They never call “Jennifer” and they hired someone else.

The Equal Rights Center and Freedom to Work, which together conducted the study of 100 pairs of fictional job applicants, like “Michelle” and “Jennifer,” add that “Jennifer” indicated she had done LGBT activism volunteer work and they believe that’s why she never even got an interview — despite being clearly more qualified.

“Despite significant progress in advancing civil rights and equality, employment discrimination remains a persistent barrier for the LGBT community,” said ERC Executive Director Melvina Ford says, according to the Huffington Post. “The results of this investigation show that LGBT applicants face discrimination when seeking employment with federal contractors, even when compared with less-qualified candidates.”

In 2013, Freedom to Work filed a complaint with the Illinois Human Rights Commission arguing that ExxonMobil violated a state law prohibiting LGBT discrimination.

“Taxpayers should never have to subsidize the kind of anti-LGBT discrimination that was uncovered during this year-long study of contractors with inadequate LGBT workplace protections,” said Tico Almeida, founder and president of Freedom to Work. “President Obama’s upcoming executive order will send a strong message that government contracts should be staffed with the highest qualified job candidates, and nobody should ever lose out on a career opportunity just because of who they are or whom they love.”

In addition to ExxonMobil, whose shareholders voted 17 times in a row to deny LGBT employees workplace protections that are almost standard in similar top corporations across the nation, the seven other corporations studies are AmerisourceBergen Corp., the Babcock & Wilcox Co., Fluor Corp., General Electric Co., L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., Supreme Group Holding SARL, and URS Corp.

The U.S. Senate passed ENDA last year, but Speaker John Boehner has said he doesn’t believe anti-LGBT discrimination even exists, he believes — wrongly, like the majority of Americans — that LGBT people already are protected against anti-LGBT discrimination, and refuses to bring ENDA to the floor for a vote.

President Barack Obama as recently as yesterday has stated he will sign an executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors and their employees. Yesterday, in a surprise move, the President added he will sign a separate executive order prohibiting gender identity discrimination by federal contractors.

Those are significant advances and he rightly received applause yesterday when he made the announcement.

But if you aren’t even called in for a job interview, what are the chances you’re going to think it’s discrimination?

 

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It’s Done: Trump Quietly Commutes Roger Stone’s 40 Month Prison Sentence

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President Donald Trump Friday evening commuted the prison sentence of his longtime friend and former advisor, Roger Stone. Stone was found guilty by a jury on all seven felony charges, which included lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering.

Some experts weigh in:

Related: Trump Expected to Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence as Soon as Friday – Stone Warns He Was ‘Under Enormous Pressure to Turn on Him’

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As Coronavirus Spikes Break New Records Fauci Reveals Trump Doesn’t Even Speak to Him Anymore

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President Donald Trump tried to claim the mantle of a “wartime president,” battling the “unseen enemy,” but as it turns out one of the people who could best help him with the coronavirus battle is who’s really “unseen.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and probably the most respected public health expert on the government’s payroll, reveals the President of the United States no longer talks to him.

In fact, Trump hasn’t talked to Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in over a month – and hasn’t been able to update Trump in at least two.

“Fauci last saw Trump in person at the White House on June 2 — and says he has not briefed the president for at least two months,” the Financial Times reports.

Could this be the reason?

As of Friday the U.S. has 3,262,180 cases of coronavirus, with 136,290 deaths. On Thursday alone there were 61,067 new cases, and 960 deaths.

The New York Times reports new coronavirus cases are up 60% over the past 14 days. In fact, in 39 out of 50 states new cases are increasing.

For example, here’s what Florida’s daily cases per capita chart looks like at The New York Times:

Arizona’s spike is so tall it literally bleeds into the text on the Time’s page:

As recently as Wednesday of last week Trump was still insisting coronavirus will “disappear.”

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Michael Cohen, Who Arranged for Trump Hush Money Payments That Led to SCOTUS Case, Surprisingly Taken Back Into Custody

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Former personal attorney to President Donald Trump Michael Cohen, known as a “fixer,” was surprisingly taken back into custody by federal authorities just hours after the Supreme Court ruled against the President in a case sparked in part by Cohen’s own testimony before Congress.

Cohen had been sent home from jail in response to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, but his sentence was not commuted and he allegedly was not to leave the house. He was photographed while dining at a Manhattan French restaurant, Le Bilboquet. Legal experts days ago noted he was risking being returned to jail for possibly violating terms of his release from prison.

The former Trump attorney “was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and sent to a federal jail after balking at a demand that he agree not to talk to the media, or participate with any film or book, while serving the rest of his criminal sentence on home confinement, his attorney said,” according to CNBC.

“Cohen, his wife, Laura, and another couple spent about an hour chatting before they became the last patrons to leave around 11:30 p.m.,” the NY Post had reported.

“Do you think we need to review [President Trump’s] financial statements and his tax returns?” Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had asked Trump’s “fixer” back  in February.

“Yes, and you’d find it at the Trump Org,” Cohen replied.

Cohen Thursday afternoon had visited a federal court house to sign papers related to his house arrest, and possibly be fitted with an ankle monitor, his attorney said, according to MSNBC. That’s when federal marshals, without prior warning, remanded him back into custody.

Experts say they were not surprised he was sent back to a federal jail, after being seen in town and also tweeting.

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