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if you can lose your home, or job for being gay, can you lose them for being straight as well?

fair is fair right?

for clarification if there are no laws saying that you cannot be fired or evicted for being homosexual, or for being bisexual, then there are also no laws saying that someone cannot be fired for being heterosexual, right?

Topics: equality laws
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    Jun 17 2012: There are laws in Australia that aim to prevent this type of discrimination in the workplace etc.

    However, there is still some discrimination in law though - marriage etc.

    And also in general some people do not accept or are even anti gay.

    Come a long way in my life but still a way to go.
    • Jun 17 2012: I have to admit that I was only thinking about the States that were mentioned in LZ Granderson's talk, and not really thinking of other countries, but I am glad to know that there are countries that prevent this kind of discrimination in the workplace.

      even if, as you have said there is still a way to go.
  • Jun 17 2012: the point I was trying to make to some extent was that preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation is technically not just about protecting the rights of people who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and/or Transgender, it is, as it should be, about protecting the rights of everyone.

    the other possible point was that if the situation degenerates, we could, in something at least close to a worst case scenario, end up having people that are pro same sex marriage, regardless of sexual orientation, firing and/or evicting people that are anti same sex marriage, and Vice Versa, with both listing sexuality as a cause.

    I would like to thank everyone that left a comment
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    Jun 17 2012: Just as we, humans, do not presuppose gravity and instead accept the reality of it once alive, we also do not presuppose sexuality but accept it how it is. Now we are just discovering there are more possible relationship types than we thought- so why not just accept this?
    I suppose if we were brought up always seeing gay couples, then the opposite (heterosexuality) could be shunned in a reversal of roles scenario... so yes, they may loose homes and jobs, just maybe not in this particular set of standards, which i would disagree with