"Should Ellen be fired for being gay?"

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Last week, retail giant J.C. Penney announced a new partnership with America’s favorite talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres.

“We share the same fundamental values as Ellen,” noted the company’s President, Michael Francis. “At jcpenney, we couldn’t think of a better partner to help us put the fun back into the retail experience.”

Now, however, the anti-gay group “One Million Moms” – a project of the designated hate group, American Family Association– has launched a campaign demanding that the retailer fire Ellen simply because she’s gay.

“DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store,” says the group. (via LGBT news site JoeMyGod)

But a majority of Americans disagree. Today, more people than ever celebrate the love of every family – gay or straight – and know that no person should be ridiculed, much less fired, simply for being who they are. Even today, Americans can be fired in 29 states for being gay and in 34 states for being transgender.

Support for the gay and lesbian community has been demonstrated in many polls. A 2011 Gallup poll showed that 53% of Americans support marriage equality, and data continues to reflect an American public that wants to ensure that all loving couples are able to marry, regardless of sexual orientation.

Among her many accolades, Ellen received the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host earlier this month. She has also served as a spokesperson for American Express and Cover Girl, among others. Sites including Joe My GodThink ProgressLez Get Real and Towleroad broke the news and are also calling on readers to voice support for J.C. Penney.

TAKE ACTION:

The American Family Association – an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a “hate group” — is spreading anti-gay attitudes and bias by asking its supporters to contact J.C. Penney and tell the company to fire Ellen simply because of who she is.

First, add your name to the list of supporters for J.C. Penney’s decision: Add your name now!

Second, call J.C. Penney now to remind America’s favorite retailer that hate should not be for sale in America’s stores.

J.C. Penney, Customer Service – (972) 431-8200

J.C. Penney, Corporate Headquarters – (972) 431-1000

Third, share this action on Twitter:
RT @glaad: Will you #StandUpForEllen? Support @TheEllenShow & thank @jcpenney for making the right choice http://glaad.org/ellen #LGBT

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Google to offer gay staff extra pay to allow for tax inequality with straight couples
Internet giant Google today began paying its gay staff more than heterosexual employees in the latest example of its lavish perks culture, reports The Daily Mail.
Lesbian and homosexual staff will get extra wages to make up for higher taxes they have to pay.
The search engine decided it was only fair to bump up the salaries of its gay staff, a spokesman said.
Under U.S. law, when a firm offers health insurance as a benefit for an employee’s partner, it is tax-free for married couples but taxable income for  gays.
Google will make up the difference in additional pay, on average $980 a year.





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verennaklaine:

teamklaine:

cuethecolfer:

lastofthetimeladies:

gaydarless:

Google to offer gay staff extra pay to allow for tax inequality with straight couples

Internet giant Google today began paying its gay staff more than heterosexual employees in the latest example of its lavish perks culture, reports The Daily Mail.

Lesbian and homosexual staff will get extra wages to make up for higher taxes they have to pay.

The search engine decided it was only fair to bump up the salaries of its gay staff, a spokesman said.

Under U.S. law, when a firm offers health insurance as a benefit for an employee’s partner, it is tax-free for married couples but taxable income for  gays.

Google will make up the difference in additional pay, on average $980 a year.

Reasons I love Google.