Legislation has been intorduced in the U.S. Senate for the Employment Non Discrimination act. This will cover sexual orientation and gender identity. It is said that President Obama is ready to sign the bill. More information can be obtained at the following website addresses pride at work.org (under the news column on the left), hrc.org. and equalitypa.org.
With President Obama's call to service with the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy National Act. I had to admit that I was putting off some kind of volunteer work. Guess I was caught up in a form of I'm too busy (so I thought). No intentions of any sort of glory or having any kind of special skills. Just a couple of hours of helping out on the Capital Area Greenbelt. The gratification of making our planet a little greener to me was more valuable than that green dollar bill could ever buy. Wether… Continue
For our friends and family living in Md have a chance to make transgender discrimination illegal. House Bill 474 would add "gender identity" to existing protections from employment, housing, etc. Further information at www.unionvoice.org.
In recent days news articles about the possible closings of the Middletown and Elizabethtown Amtrak stations because of not being compliant with American with Disabilies Act (ADA). Not being compliant is a form of discrimination. People who have mobility issues do have the right to have accessibilty to services like Amtrak. I encourage our local elected officials to look at this and work together to find and implement solutions to this instead of allowing these stations to close.