This week, a lawyer for the US Department
of Justice argued in front of Second Court of Appeals that an employer in the United
States has absolutely every right to fire an employee for being gay. They argued, the US Justice Department, Donald
Trump’s US Justice Department argued that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect
the LGBTQ community and therefore any employer in this country can fire any employee that
they have if that person is gay. That’s it. They don’t have to be a bad worker. They don’t have to be negligent. They don’t have to be sloppy. Just if you’re gay, you can be fired. The federal government is making that argument
this week. They are trying to protect employers who want
to openly discriminate against their workers. Never minding the fact that as far back as
2002, I think it was, there a Supreme Court case that said yeah, you can’t do that. Not to mention the fact that the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 has been extended to include or interpreted to include, excuse me, the LGBTQ
community. You cannot do that. What they’re trying to do, the US Department
of Justice, is make it to where this case continues to get appealed and then heads back
to the Supreme Court, which at that point considering that Donald Trump’s going to control
the whole damn thing makes it even more likely that it’s going to become the law of the land
that you can fire somebody based solely on their sexual orientation. You know what, if that happens, which I pray
it doesn’t but if it does, I hope we see the reverse happen. Because I would love to see how conservatives
would freak out if an LGBTQ employer decides to fire all the straight people there. Why not? If you can fire someone over sexual orientation,
shouldn’t you be able to fire somebody because they’re heterosexual? If you could do it the other way, you could
do it this way. Republicans never think about that, though. They never think about the reciprocation,
but that’s exactly what could happen. If they’re going to push this issue, then
I hope the other side pushes that one. Let’s fight fire with fire. Right? You can stand up for the LGBTQ community and
not be a part of it and I think we should all support this. If this case ends up going to the Supreme
Court and becoming law, I absolutely will stand with the LGBTQ community and say that
we should start firing people for being heterosexual. That’s where this headed, folks. Furthermore, why is the federal government
that’s currently run in every single branch by conservatives who are allegedly in favor
of small government, why are they trying to regulate what people do in the bedrooms? They don’t want government interference with
anything, except of course sexuality and a woman’s right to choose what to do with her
body. If you ask me, that sounds like government
overreach. Those sound like overarching regulations that
are destroying lives. Not the ones that Republicans want to repeal
that are protecting our air and water, no. They just want to make sure that we’re not
doing anything they don’t like in the bedroom. This is absolutely appalling that we have
hit this point as a country where our own government is arguing that we should be able
to discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation. This is the United States that conservatives
want. This is certainly the United States that Mike
Pence wants and Trump is too stupid to know any better.