From the Washington Post:
I’m one of the most optimistic of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists, but I cringe every time I hear . Just because the Human Rights Campaign repeats it doesn’t make it so.
Thanks to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in 2015 lesbian, gay and bisexual people joined transgender people in becoming protected against employment discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act — the gold standard…
Dana Beyer, Chevy Chase
What makes me angriest about the most recent evidence offered by wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer to prove up why trans people who live in the real world can’t have nice things is that it forces me – even to a limited extent – to defend HRC.
Contrary to wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer, the “gets married at 10 a.m.” and “fired from their jobs by noon” warning is in fact based in – wait for it – fact. That doesn’t mean, of course, that HRC institutionally is actually doing anything to alleviate the situation, that HRC institutionally has actually ever done anything to alleviate the situation and it doesn’t even mean that HRC institutionally has actually ever given a damn about real people who find themselves in that situation. Rather it just means that HRC does know, and has always known, a good fundraising catchphrase when it sees one.
And, of course, it means that wacky ol’ ‘retired‘ Doc Beyer remains to the legal world what Caitlyn Jenner is to the real world.
Any LGBT person who has tried to file a Title VII case against a business who employs fewer than fifteen people can tell you why.
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