From: email@example.com (Lone Wolf)
Subject: Question for Conservatives
Date: 26 Aug 1995 01:28:32 GMT
I have been wondering where a person draws the line in discrimination.
Why is it illegal to discriminate against a person because of race, age,
sex, religion, or handicap but it is not illegal to discriminate against
someone because of their sexual preference?
As you may guess I am a Gay White Male......and I have been discriminated
against because of my sexual preferance. I had a job as a corrections
officer/communications officer at the county jail and they fired me after
they found out I was gay. Recently I put in an application with a local
city PD, which was advertising for a communications officer, and was not
even granted an interview. I know that I am qualified for the job with
the city, and they would not have to pay for my training as they would
with someone who does not have the training I have.
Why should it matter who a person chooses to sleep with when it comes to
job performance. This incident has really hurt me. I have always been a
good citizen of this country and they seem to consider me a second class
(or is that third class) citizen that is not even worthy of the same
rights that most people in this country enjoy.
BTW: I am now the stereotypical gay male (you know what I mean). I
don't sleep around with every man I meet.....I have been happily
"married" to my male lover for almost 8 years now. I don't "look" gay.
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