The US government says “no mas” to the discrimination, even though the US government, by way of official policy, discriminates BIG TIME…
(by Half Dollar) Some big news is coming out of the Supreme Court today, and if it tells us one thing, it tells us that the War against Straight White Guy rages on.
Those who are gay, in one way or another, may be claiming victory, while those who morally oppose homosexuality, in one way or another, may be downright frustrated.
Here’s more on the ruling, from Reuters (bold added for emphasis for commentary purposes):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump’s administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.
The landmark 6-3 ruling represented the biggest moment for LGBT rights in the United States since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. Two conservative justices joined the court’s four liberals in the decision: Neil Gorsuch, a 2017 Trump appointee who wrote the ruling, and Chief Justice John Roberts.
The justices decided that gay and transgender people are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex as well as race, color, national origin and religion.
Workplace bias against gay and transgender employees had remained legal in much of the country, with 28 U.S. states lacking comprehensive measures against employment discrimination. The ruling – in two gay rights cases from Georgia and New York and a transgender rights case from Michigan – recognizes new worker protections in federal law.
The hypocrisy of the US government knows no bounds, which is one of the main reasons I always say that the government can only ever do one of two things: Get in the way, or get out of the way.
In nearly every instance, the US government gets in the way, and today we have the latest example of that.
First, however, no, I’m not saying that I support discrimination against gays.
What I support is a Freedom and Liberty, meaning a person is free to discriminate against anything he or she feels like.
Don’t like Canine Americans?
That’s your business!
But I digress.
Let’s look at one very tiny example of the US government’s own discrimination with a real world example: The US Army Physical Fitness Standards.
You see, the US Government DISCRIMINATES based on age AND sex.
That is to say, older people, and women, and especially older women, by matter of official US Government Policy, do not have to do as much work as men.
Said differently, men get paid the same as as women, but men MUST perform more work.
Specifically, a REQUIREMENT to be in the U.S. Army is to be able to run a certain distance over a certain amount of time (two miles), and to be able to do a certain amount of push-ups and sit-ups within a certain amount of time (two minutes), and here’s the example of the discrimination: Women in the US Army get paid the very same as men, rank and all things considered, but men MUST do more push-ups AND run faster than women – i.e. men MUST perform more work to keep their jobs.
This is why I personally don’t believe women should be allowed in combat roles in the Army unless they can perform to the exact same physical standards as men (because if they can’t physically carry a wounded soldier 200 meters from the front line or something like that, said wounded soldier could be S.O.L.).
But don’t take ‘Ol Half Dollar’s word for it, play around with the age and sex-based discrimination at the US Army’s official recruitment website yourself:
Here’s the question: If an 18-year old male spent a little too much time on the couch during the lockdowns, so much so that he can’t get his two-mile run time under 20 minutes for the life of him (which is really pretty slow, actually), can he simply identify as a 32-year old female to be able to keep his job in the Army?