Monday, January 09, 2017

John Kerry Issues Formal Apology for State Department's Decades of Discrimination Against LGBTI People

Moving words from our secretary of state, which mean a lot to people who have been hurt by our country's policies over the years. Don't expect anything remotely close to this to happen again in the foreseeable future.
"In the past -- as far back as the 1940s, but continuing for decades -- the Department of State was among many public and private employers that discriminated against employees and job applicants on the basis of perceived sexual orientation, forcing some employees to resign or refusing to hire certain applicants in the first place. These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today."
Read the full statement HERE. Meanwhile, the Air Force has upgraded the discharge of a gay veteran to "honorable," paving the way for him to have the military funeral he has requested. Read HERE.

And here's something else you won't be hearing -- and will probably be missing. Read HERE.

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