Thursday, December 18, 2014
Just realized it's the 14-year anniversary of the tragic death of Kirsty MacColl, one of the best pop stars who ever lived. In remembrance of what a treasure she was, I give you this classic holiday song.
Although I've always been a cat person -- my family only had one dog very briefly, and no one wanted anything to do with it so we gave her away -- I was a huge fan of Clifford. I prefer to think of Mr. Bridwell as "moving to the country upstate." Read HERE.
Another great move by our outgoing attorney general.
The Associated Press reports:
The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they've been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. The memo released Thursday is part of a broader Obama administration effort to afford workplace protection for transgender employees. In July, President Barack Obama ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the U.S. government or for companies holding federal contracts. The new position is a reversal in position for the Justice Department, which in 2006 stated that Title VII did not cover discrimination based on transgender status.
All-time favorite of mine -- God it makes me sad that Patty Donahue died so young.