check out votesmart.org

Here’s info on how my representative voted on the sexual orientation employment bill. seems he’s a democrat but voting as a republican on a lot of issues. my plan is to see who runs against him next time and work toward getting a “real democrat” next time. go see what your representaives or senators are doing at www.votesmart.org
To hell with what they say…go see how they vote…they’re supposed to be representing you…are they?

National

Key Vote

Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA)

Bill Number: HR 3685
Issues: Business and Consumers, Employment and Affirmative Action, Labor, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Date: 11/07/2007
Sponsor: Rep. Frank, Barney (D-MA)

Roll no. 1057
Bill Passed (House)
How members voted
(235 – 184)

Representative John Tanner voted NO.
Read statements Representative Tanner made in this general time period.

Project Vote Smart’s Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the federal Civil Rights Act to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Official Title of Legislation:

HR 3685: To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Highlights:

-Prohibits employers from discriminating against any employee in respect to the conditions and privileges of employment based on the employee’s actual or perceived sexual orientations (Sec. 4).

-Makes it unlawful for a labor organization or a training program to discriminate against anyone based on the individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).

-Forbids employment agencies from refusing to refer a worker based on that worker’s actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).

-States that these rules do not apply to organizations recognized by the Civil Rights Act as religious organizations that are exempt from equal employment opportunity requirements (Sec. 6).

-States that nothing in the bill requires employers to provide the same benefits to unmarried couples as they do to married couples, with marriage defined as a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife (Sec. 8).

-States that nothing in the bill requires or permits preferential treatment or quotas for any individual or group because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation (Sec. 4).

Link to Legislation: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:hr3685:

House Passage: 11/07/2007 : Bill Passed 235 – 184 (Roll no. 1057)

Cosponsors:
Rep. Andrews, Robert (D-NJ)
Rep. Cohen, Steve (D-TN)
Rep. Filner, Bob (D-CA)
Rep. Harman, Jane (D-CA)
Rep. Miller, George (D-CA)
Rep. Pryce, Deborah (R-OH)
Rep. Shays, Christopher (R-CT)
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D-FL)
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn (D-CA)

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