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I was interviewed on Monday in regards to the historic vote in the Senate on an inclusive ENDA bill which moved forward with strong bi-partisan support (although every single vote against it was Republican).
The resulting article has just a single phrase from my discussion with the reporter from the Times-Picayune (read it here: Bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation appears headed for Senate OK) so I figured I’d expound on my thoughts for those who care. If you’re really interested, you can also read my full testimony before the Louisiana legislature on House Bill 85 (the Louisiana Fair Employment Act) from earlier this year at the Forum’s blog: https://forumforequality.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/testimony-from-mary-griggs-to-the-house-and-governmental-affairs-committee/.
In short, I believe that qualified, hard-working employees should be recruited and retained based on their skills, qualifications, and capacity to contribute. Employment evaluations should be based on work performance not sexual orientation or gender identity.
No one should…
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