So, I'm sure many of you are well aware of a bill known as the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. This bill forbids people to be denied employment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. It protects people from bigotry in the workplace. This seems like an easy pass, even in America, right?
Well, and it turns my stomach to know this, but there are actually people that oppose this bill. That absolutely baffles me, in all honesty. I thought this bill would be something even anti-gay groups wouldn't dare stand up against, but I was pretty foolish. The counter-argument is that because people own the company, they should decide who gets to work there or not. People are actually concerned that having gay people or transgendered people working in their workplace would be bad for business.
The way I see it, they are saying that because they own the company, they should be able to discriminate their employees. They deserve the right to leave people jobless because of something about the employee completely irrelevant to the position. I find it very, very arrogant. If it is illegal to deny employment to someone due to race, religion, sex, or mental disability, why should it be legal to do so for sexual orientation? That's completely illogical.
But, I'm going to refrain from rambling too much, and ask for some other input. What is your opinion on this bill, and what is your response to the current opposition?