At the end of the day …. “Ellen’s response to Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law …. Update”!!


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~~April 12, 2016~~ 

IT’S BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS

A few days ago, I wrote a post where Ellen DeGeneres expressed her personal opinion about the bill that was signed into law in the state of Mississippi.

That first post included a short version of her monologue in her April 6 show.

I found this longer, more complete version.

It explains, in more detail, why this law is totally against basic human rights and totally discriminatory in so many ways.

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~~GALLERY~~

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It seems that pressure, of any kind, will bring about a change

BREAKING NEWS

North Carolina Pat McCrory issues executive order to protect gay and lesbian state employees, a band-aid on a brain hemorrhage and a poor effort to correct the harmful House Bill 2 he signed into law.

As it stands, existing protections for gay and transgender people are still lacking, existing rights for everyone under state nondiscrimination law is eroded, and transgender individuals are forced to use the wrong restroom in schools and other government buildings.

This law – an unprecedented attack on LGBT rights – strips away discrimination protections for LGBT people across the state and mandates discrimination against transgender people.

Can you be refused service in a store because of your sexual orientation?

YES

Can you be turned away from a hotel on the basis of your gender identity?

YES

Overnight, Governor McCrory and lawmakers transformed North Carolina into one of the most hateful states in the nation for LGBT people. North Carolina’s law makes it public policy to harass, bully, humiliate, target, and punish LGBT people – especially transgender people just trying to use a bathroom.

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https://www.facebook.com/aclu.nationwide/?fref=nf

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://action.aclu.org/secure/NC-repeal-HB2?redirect=NCrepealFB&ms=FB_160325_LGBTrights_NCrepeal

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/ellen-degeneres-dont-lose-hope/

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/to-start-the-day-north-carolina-started-mississippi-follows/

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~Ellen DeGeneres Speaks Out Against Mississippi’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law~

~~Published on Apr 7, 2016~~

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi recently signed into law state bill HB 1523, which allows religious organizations and private business to refuse services to people on the grounds that it would violate their religious beliefs.

Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue to address Mississippi’s new law — one that, in general, targets members of the LGBT community. “That is the definition of discrimination,” said DeGeneres. “It is also something that the Supreme Court already ruled on when they made marriage a right for everyone. Everyone.”

Under the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, gay and transexual individuals can be denied housing and even fired. These steps backwards for equal rights strike a chord with DeGeneres, who has dealt with her fair share of discrimination in the past for her sexual orientation.

“So if you’re in Mississippi or North Carolina or anywhere, and are saddened by the fact that people are judging you based on who you love, don’t lose hope,” pleaded DeGeneres. “I was fired for being gay and I know what it feels like. I lost everything, but look at me now.”

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At the end of the day …. “North Carolina …. Stepping back to the Past”!!


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~~April 6, 2016~~ 

NORTH CAROLINA’S HB 2

(the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act)

One of my good Facebook friends responded to a “shared” post related to this North Carolina law. This person lives in there. The response I received was that this law was intended to protect those children who may be exposed to sexual predators while using the bathroom facilities.

Another one of my Facebook friends joined the “conversation”.

I’m happy to say that through this interaction, the first friend researched and found out that the law was so much more that the “protection of kids in bathrooms”.

This once again shows that we, as “the people”, need to do our own research and not believe all that we read on the newspaper or watch on TV.

Many times, plenty other matters are included, specially if any law is passed in a hurry, in the middle of the night, without allowing all the legislators adequate time to read the documents and then participate in the voting process.

Here is more information about this draconian law whose main purpose is to strip a segment of the population of their basic human rights.

And now, Mississippi has gone a similar way.

More coming later on the Mississippi law.

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North Carolina’s Terrible Anti-LGBT Law Is Even Worse than We Thought
The problem goes way beyond bathrooms.
By Nina Martin, ProPublica

Tue April 5, 2016

When North Carolina lawmakers passed what is widely viewed as the most sweeping anti-LGBT law in the country, supporters said it was needed to fend off a potential wave of local laws like the transgender-friendly bathroom ordinance adopted by the city of Charlotte. Opponents have called the new law a “hostile takeover of human rights.”

But all the attention on who can use toilets and locker rooms has overshadowed what employment rights advocates say is an even more expansive change made by the law – one that could affect all workers in North Carolina, not just those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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The legislation doesn’t stop there, however.

Tucked inside is language that strips North Carolina workers of the ability to sue under a state anti-discrimination law, a right that has been upheld in court since 1985.

“If you were fired because of your race, fired because of your gender, fired because of your religion,” said Allan Freyer, head of the Workers’ Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh, “you no longer have a basic remedy.”

“The LGBT issues were a Trojan horse…people were so caught up in [the LGBT] part of the law that this snuck under the radar.”

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HB2 “is more evidence that the forces behind this backlash have a larger agenda than simply attacking marriage rights for same-sex couples,” said Katherine Franke, director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. “They also seek to unravel protections against race discrimination in public accommodations and other contexts.”

“As it appears in …. full read/full information/full credit”

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/north-carolina%E2%80%99s-terrible-anti-lgbt-law-even-worse-we-thought

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~~North Carolina Passes Anti-LGBT Bathroom Law ~~
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~~Published on Mar 25, 2016~~

North Carolina just passed a bill that many critics are calling “the most anti-LGBT law in the country.” It requires that bathrooms be zoned for biological sex and not social gender. Protests began almost immediately.

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~~North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Worst In Country~~

~~Published on Mar 30, 2016~~

North Carolina’s new law tells transgender people which bathrooms they can use and strips away protections for all LGBT people in the state – and could have national implications.

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