Wednesday May 09, 2007

Unpublished Letter to the Editor

In response to this article in the Colorado Springs Gazette, I wrote the following letter to the editor:


It’s almost amusing to hear state Senate Minority Leader Andy McElhany attempt to explain his opposition to a bill that would bar workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians by dismissing the effort as a "divisive social issue." ("Bill to bar gay bias at work gets initial OK", Metro 1, April 17). By obscuring the issue with this rhetoric, the opponents of this bill can avoid stating the obvious truth: They support discrimination. Simply put, those who voted against this bill favor the ability of employers to fire or refuse to hire someone simply because of his or her sexual orientation. Luckily, the Senate Democrats didn’t heed this spin, and I hope the people of Colorado will recognize their votes not as "partisan politics" but as an important stand against discrimination.

Although my letter was not published in the Gazette, I’m happy to report that the Colorado House passed the bill, which the governor has said he will sign.

Friday May 04, 2007

First Freedom First

I believe that freedom of religion is one of the most valuable aspects of life in the United States. To this end, I signed the First Freedom First online petition co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

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Nick Solter is a software engineer and author living in Colorado.

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