This bill will make it illegal to hire, fire, promote, or base salary on a person's sexual orientation. It seems that the House is making as step in the right direction. On the other hand, President Bush already has claimed that he will veto the bill, and the House does not have enough votes at this time to over rule the veto.
This bill is necessary because any type of discrimination should not be tolerated within the workplace. I have worked with a lot of people, straight, gay and bi-sexual. During all of these experiences I have never found that the gay or bi-sexual people were incompetent or unable to complete tasks on time. In fact, many people would not have even known if they were gay or bi-sexual just by looking at them let alone by observing the work that they produced.
The gay and bi-sexual people should have the same rights and privileges that heterosexuals have - especially in the workplace. I think it is unjust to judge a person by their sexual orientation and we as Americans should stand together to make sure that this type of discrimination is not found in our workplaces.
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