Friday, February 19, 2010

Right on cue

Virginians elected Bob McDonnell for Governor this past election, and with all of the problems facing this state [like any other], McDonnell opted to tackle what is clearly one of the most egregious affronts to bigots everywhere......discrimination against sexual orientation.

Gay and lesbian state workers in Virginia are no longer specifically protected against discrimination, thanks to a little-noticed change made by new Gov. Bob McDonnell.

McDonnell (R) on Feb. 5 signed an executive order that prohibits discrimination "on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities," as well as veterans.

It rescinds the order that Gov. Tim Kaine signed Jan. 14, 2006 as one of his first actions. After promising a "fair and inclusive" administration in his inaugural address, Kaine (D) added veterans to the non-discrimination policy - and sexual orientation.


1 comment:

  1. Possibly he is seeking support from the tea party. This sounds like one of their platforms.


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