Romney says federal workplace protection for transgender workers would “open a litigation floodgate . . .”

Fired transgender employee Vandy Glenn wins her job back using the judicial system. (Photo: American Progress)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Well, duh. If a federal law is ignored, what recourse does one have except to sue? Besides Gov. Romney, you do know there are three branches of government? One of the jobs of the judicial branch is to make sure federal law is enforced. If there’s a “flood” it’ll only be because of rogue employers —NOT trans people!

On Sunday, during a debate on Meet The Press, Gov. Romney said he opposed discrimination. Perhaps he meant to say he opposes discrimination unless it requires enforcing, in which case, he’s siding with employers.

Human Rights Campaign press release from Sunday: [Gov.] Romney’s record on protections for LGBT Americans does not match his [Meet The Press debate] rhetoric. Despite once pledging to co-sponsor a federal version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Romney now says federal workplace protections for LGBT Americans would “open a litigation floodgate and unfairly penalize employers at the hands of activist judges.”

Well, here we are. Confused. We shouldn’t be. In 35 states it’s legal to fire someone for their gender identity. If Romney becomes president, that number might get rolled back, because after all, getting rogue employers to comply with non-discrimination laws requires suing them — something Romney doesn’t like.

Press Releases | Human Rights Campaign.

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5 replies

  1. it which states ?
    Is Minnesota one.
    So Blue cross will pay for SRS but not other insurance company’s and same with medacare. How can we get something going to change this.

  2. Humm… would BC/BS of IL cover SRS or at least hormones?

  3. The discrimination is in regards to employers, not the insurance companies.

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