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04/21/2005

Colorado Senate opposed to 'mo discrimination

by Jeremy Hooper

   Legislation that would add sexual orientation to Colorado's anti-discrimination laws, seems to be on the road to victory in the state Senate, where it won preliminary approval yesterday.

Opponents of the measure say determining what is and isn't gay discrimination would cause a legal nightmare. To them, the waters are muddy and confusing. So let us help.

  • You refuse an apartment to a potential tenant because she "sounds a little dykey." - Discrimination
  • You refuse an apartment to a potential tenant because she asks if you'll except heroin for rent - Not Discrimination
  • You don't hire a potential employee because he mentions that he has a partner named Steve - Discrimination
  • You don't hire a potential employee because he mentions he just murdered a man named Steve - Not Discrimination
  • You fire an exceptional young waiter because you hear that at night he prefers to be called "Mistress Jade, Princess of Drag" - Discrimination
  • You fire an exceptional young waiter because you discover that smoking meth in the break room is the secret to his serving success - Not Discrimination

We hope this clears up confusion.

The gay-friendly legislation is expected to obtain final Senate approval today.

Senate bill would shield gay workers [Gazette.com]

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