Unpublished Letter to the Editor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.

Comments:

What slugs..... It's hard to imagine people actually voting against such a bill. I need to find out how my local congress person voted. Discrimination for any reason is so very very wrong....

Posted by Barb M on May 09, 2007 at 02:36 AM MDT #

I am writing to you to make you aware of a brand new website publishaletter.com that allows one to submit letters to the editors of essentially all the newspapers (and select magazines) in the US and virtually all major English language papers in the world. One can also publish those letters on the site itself. The site can be an important avenue for the average persons to have their voices heard and shared.

Posted by Tapan Chakrabarty on November 27, 2007 at 05:08 AM MST #

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