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It’s not enough that the GOP wants to “protect marriage” with FMA, as they’d have the public believe. They want to roll back any protections that we have in the name of their cultural holy war. The latest, under-the-radar tactic is to remove gay employee protections at SSA.

Social Security Administration officials are trying to remove language protecting employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the agency’s labor contract, union leaders claim.

During negotiations on renewing the contract, SSA officials proposed eliminating a clause that allows gay, lesbian and bisexual workers to file discrimination grievances, said Witold Skwierczynski, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 220.

AFGE officials convinced SSA to add the language to the contract during 2000 negotiations, after President Clinton issued an executive order establishing a uniform policy protecting federal employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

To make a ruckus, you can email the government about this. (Thanks, AmericaBlog).

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