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June 15th, 2020 at 8:13:29 AM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: Mission146
I think that lawsuit itself has actually been basically attempted before, believe it or not. I might look.



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTEpHeN8jhE

This movie was awful in virtually every way with most of the skits not funny at all, but this one was a shining exception, imo. WARNING: Link contains references to racism, jokes about white people, the slightly less offensive version of the N word, genitalia references and extremely offensive language.



There are some cases in Michingian (one state which has that protection against being fired for physcial looks) you can look up.

It's rare for obvious reasons because you have to admit that you are ugly, so even states with these laws, suits are rare...
June 15th, 2020 at 8:15:45 AM permalink
Mission146
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Quote: Gandler
There are some cases in Michingian (one state which has that protection against being fired for physcial looks) you can look up.

It's rare for obvious reasons because you have to admit that you are ugly, so even states with these laws, suits are rare...


Not that, those have happened a few times. I mean that I think a guy sued Hooters once, but I couldn’t swear to it without looking.
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June 15th, 2020 at 8:34:47 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Gandler


This is about people being fired simply for being homosexual (like the original case which came from a City in GA firing somebody for being gay).


The question is were they fired for "being gay" or were they fired for acting like a flaming idiot and disrupting business? There is quite a difference.
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June 15th, 2020 at 8:53:18 AM permalink
Dalex64
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Back in the news again

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/15/fda-ends-emergency-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-319872

Quote:
After reviewing new information from large clinical trials the agency now believes that the suggested dosing regimens "are unlikely to produce an antiviral effect," FDA chief scientist Denise Hinton said in a letter announcing the decision.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
June 15th, 2020 at 10:15:17 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Gandler
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Bad day for bigots:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.

Interesting split: Roberts and Gorsuch joined the four liberals.


I am glad the Supreme Court made a right decision.

The fact that even conservative justices joined shows it is right.

Huge progress. This is probably the most important case of the year for civil rights.

I remeber I posted this case earlier this year (in the "Gay Thread") and all of the usual suspects were convinced it would be dismissed.....


What I find shocking is that we have 3 Supreme Court justices that are totally ok with a person being fired simply for being gay.
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June 15th, 2020 at 11:07:01 AM permalink
RonC
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Quote: terapined
What I find shocking is that we have 3 Supreme Court justices that are totally ok with a person being fired simply for being gay.


No, that is not what happened. Their opinion shows nothing of how they feel about that subject. There issue was over whether the case was one for the courts to solve or one for the Legislative branch to address.

The court does not exist to make laws. The thought of those three is that they were making law with this ruling, not deciding the constitutionality of one.

That tells you nothing about what they are "okay with"...they aren't there to be "okay with" things; they are all nine there to decide things based on the constitution and laws.
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:00:30 PM permalink
Dalex64
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That CHAZ stuff reminds me of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_the_Malheur_National_Wildlife_Refuge
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
June 15th, 2020 at 1:18:06 PM permalink
RonC
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Quote: Dalex64


Just like those illegal occupiers who did not stop the occupation when asked to do so, these folks should be asked to end the event and turn control back over to the city. They can stay and peaceful protest as long as they would like as long as they stay in compliance with the rules and laws applicable.

Once they refuse and people are given 24 hours or so to end the occupation part of it, start the arrests.
China Lied...How Many There Really Died?
June 15th, 2020 at 1:32:56 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Dalex64


Big Pharma does not give up without a fight.
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June 15th, 2020 at 1:54:58 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: AZDuffman
Big Pharma does not give up without a fight.


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