Just as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 created hostile work environments and multiple law suits, H.R. 3017 is destined to do the same.
Our buddy, Rep. Barney Frank, is fulfilling his obligation to his core supporters with the re-introduction of H.R. 3017 – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009. H.R. 3017 includes “gender questionable and alternate sexual lifestyles” as protected species. With its passage, it will be unlawful for businesses with more than 15 employees and government employers not to hire or promote persons based on “gender-related identity, appearance or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual’s designated sex at birth”.
The resolution, aka ENDA, was tabled until the “health care” mandate could be rammed through congress and down our throats. The acronym (ENDA) is probably an intended innuendo. I know my innuendo innuendo regarding this bill is. Now that we have been shafted once, it’s time to move ahead with more unreasoned encroachments to our freedom.
This resolution has co-opted much of the language of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and applied it to personal choice in place of skin color. Once enacted, it will be virtually impossible not to hire persons of alternate gender identity. Picking the most qualified candidate will not be an option and it will be impossible for an employer to defend his business against assault from ACLU lawyers. The ACLU will be suing every hiring or promotion that goes to any other person when there is also an applicant of gender questionability or alternate sexual orientation. I expect that soon we will be seeing servers at Chili’s dressed in leather with dog collars, chains and whips sashaying to and from the kitchen singing, “We are the World”.
This bill, like virtually everything that recent congresses have put forth, is another step to ruin American business. Either small businesses will remain small (less than 15 employees) or they will be owned by, and cater to and have a client base of only progressive liberals.
There are already cases on the books where employers along the southern border have been sued for not hiring people who cannot speak English. Thanks to our legislators, it is considered discriminatory. In order to avoid such suits, employers must have someone with bi-lingual capabilities on the premises during work hours. Now it looks like there may have to be a bi-sexual present as well. Knowledge, intelligence, skill and ability once qualified a person for a particular position in business, but “diversity” has changed that.
We gotta get ‘em out of office and vote in people who actually care about America. If they don’t perform on our behalf, they should be replaced in 2, 4, 6 years or even earlier when warranted. In addition, if they can’t hold their position of public trust for a minimum of two terms there should be no retirement pay. After the second term, they should be replaced. No more 40 year entrenched Congressmen or Senators; owned in whole by lobbyists.