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Pocan Statement Protecting LGBT Employees of Federal Contracts

Pocan Statement on Presidential Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees of Federal Contractors
Jun 16, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement on President Obama’s executive order which protects LGBT workers from employment discrimination by federal contractors:

“I am pleased to see President Obama take action to ban employment discrimination by federal contractors. This protection for LGBT workers is long overdue. Congress must still act on the Employer Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to ensure all workers are protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. We need to give LGBT workers a fair shot to get ahead in life by making sure employers cannot fire, harass, deny a raise, or refuse to hire someone based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Only 21 states have made it illegal to fire or harass someone based on sexual orientation, or to deny a raise or refuse to hire on that same basis. Wisconsin has been a leader on this issue, becoming the first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1982.

Source: Representative Mark Pocan’s Website

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8 Ball Prediction: Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

This one is an easy one. It’s already a done deal. What is decided for other State’s, tends to be the direction the courts go in. It is merely a matter of time at this point. That the Courts will rule that Wisconsin’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional.  My time frame for this is within Six Months, to a year from now.

J.B. Van Hollen plans to fight it, but he has already admitted to the press…. That it will rule in this favor.

I have been feeling the same for a few weeks now. It certainly does seem like the Courts have listened to the voices of reason. They are tending to stick in the direction of the Constitution.

This is probably one of the easiest foresight in the mix.

Update: It happened….

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Federal Court Rules Pennsylvania Same-Sex Law Unconstitutional

For the second day in a row, a Federal Court has ruled in favor of LGBT rights. Pennsylvania was added to the list today. The Judge ruled that the Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage is Unconstitutional.

Yesterday the Federal Court ruled that Oregon’s Same-Sex Marriage ban was unconstitutional.

Source and Further Reading
Buzz Feed Politics
Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania same-sex Marriage ban.

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