Ordinance 2012-296 Jacksonville Florida upcoming vote

Aug 6, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 9

On June 4, 2012 there was a city council meeting that met in City Hall to introduce The Human Rights Ordinance 2012 - 296 , which would prohibit discrimination against individuals based on "self-choice sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression." This coming Tuesday, August 7, 2012 ; at City Hall, 117 W. Duval St., Jacksonville City ... (more)

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Viker

Montgomery, AL

#1 Aug 7, 2012
This bill will do more harm than good. When did the government get the right to tell a private business owner who they can hire and fire? When did the government get the right to tell a private land owner who they can and cannot rent their property/sell goods to? If a private citizen wants to discriminate, that is their choice and they are constitutionally free to make it. It will put the LGBT community into a privileged class to where the rules will no longer apply to them they may do anything they want. If anyone calls them on it they can just claim discrimination and use the force of a lawsuit to get their way.

Since: Aug 08

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#2 Aug 9, 2012
Viker wrote:
This bill will do more harm than good. When did the government get the right to tell a private business owner who they can hire and fire? When did the government get the right to tell a private land owner who they can and cannot rent their property/sell goods to? If a private citizen wants to discriminate, that is their choice and they are constitutionally free to make it. It will put the LGBT community into a privileged class to where the rules will no longer apply to them they may do anything they want. If anyone calls them on it they can just claim discrimination and use the force of a lawsuit to get their way.
Are you willing to have race, sex, and religion removed then from the old language of the ordinance? If you are then I'd believe your argument wasn't directed towards just LGBT not being protected.

Since: Aug 08

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#3 Aug 9, 2012
Viker wrote:
This bill will do more harm than good. When did the government get the right to tell a private business owner who they can hire and fire? When did the government get the right to tell a private land owner who they can and cannot rent their property/sell goods to? If a private citizen wants to discriminate, that is their choice and they are constitutionally free to make it. It will put the LGBT community into a privileged class to where the rules will no longer apply to them they may do anything they want. If anyone calls them on it they can just claim discrimination and use the force of a lawsuit to get their way.
Couldn't your analogy also apply to blacks, whites, Christians, and Muslim being a protected class? What if someone fired someone because they are black or Christian or white? Is that okay too if that is what the private citizen wants to do? Why is it that no one complain about the human rights ordinance until they wanted sexual orientation and gender identity/expression included? Could it be that they want to fire people they disapprove of?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Aug 9, 2012
Viker wrote:
This bill will do more harm than good. When did the government get the right to tell a private business owner who they can hire and fire?
Any day now
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Non-D...
Viker wrote:
When did the government get the right to tell a private land owner who they can and cannot rent their property/sell goods to?
1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_De...

Since: Aug 08

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#5 Aug 9, 2012
The article is VERY biased and one sided without any proof to back up their claims, scare tactics, stereotypes, and comparing gays/trans to pedophiles.

“Stop the liberal madness”

Since: Sep 10

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#6 Aug 9, 2012
Viker wrote:
This bill will do more harm than good. When did the government get the right to tell a private business owner who they can hire and fire? When did the government get the right to tell a private land owner who they can and cannot rent their property/sell goods to? If a private citizen wants to discriminate, that is their choice and they are constitutionally free to make it. It will put the LGBT community into a privileged class to where the rules will no longer apply to them they may do anything they want. If anyone calls them on it they can just claim discrimination and use the force of a lawsuit to get their way.
The Dems want to force business to not only hire gays but to promote only gays .

This is one of their many attacks on religion.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#7 Aug 9, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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The Dems want to force business to not only hire gays but to promote only gays .
This is one of their many attacks on religion.
YOUR Sarah backed Sarah Steelman(R) here in MO. But Steelman came in 3rd place in the primaries. Now THAT, was an attack on the state here.=)
equalityboy81

Yulee, FL

#8 Aug 9, 2012
luv Sarah Palin wrote:
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The Dems want to force business to not only hire gays but to promote only gays .
This is one of their many attacks on religion.
What if someone doesn't want to hire a Christian? Do they have that right? Should they in your opinion? They don't have the right to fire someone because of their religion according to the law. Why do Christians get special rights?

Since: Jan 08

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#9 Aug 10, 2012
equalityboy81 wrote:
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Couldn't your analogy also apply to blacks, whites, Christians, and Muslim being a protected class? What if someone fired someone because they are black or Christian or white? Is that okay too if that is what the private citizen wants to do? Why is it that no one complain about the human rights ordinance until they wanted sexual orientation and gender identity/expression included? Could it be that they want to fire people they disapprove of?
I agree.

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