A chip off the old AmTaliban Bloch
This toad Scott Bloch deserves his balls tightened in a vise. Photo: (By Lois Raimondo — The Washington Post)
“The courts have specifically rejected sexual orientation as a class protection.”
— Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel, and administration henchman for gay-bashing
Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) grilled this bastard about his failure to enforce a federal workplace policy that forbids bias based on sexual orientation, but Bloch insists it’s out of his hands. (WP):
If a federal manager fires, reassigns or takes some other action against an employee simply because that employee is gay, there is nothing in federal law that would permit the Office of Special Counsel to protect the worker, Bloch testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee on oversight of government management, the federal workforce and the District of Columbia.
But wait…is that really the policy? WTF?
…”Longstanding federal policy prohibits discrimination against federal employees based on sexual orientation,” the White House said in a statement. “President Bush expects federal agencies to enforce this policy and to ensure that all federal employees are protected from unfair discrimination at work.”
Levin reminded Bloch of that policy yesterday. “That is not something that you believe is binding on you?” he asked. “It is binding on me,” Bloch said, “but it is not something I can prosecute in my agency. . . . I am limited by the enforcement statutes that you give me.”
Federal civil rights laws ban employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability and political affiliation. Sexual orientation is not among these “protected classes.”
When Levin asked if Bloch would recommend that Congress clarify the law so that protections for federal employees extend to sexual orientation, Bloch declined to take a position.
Is Dobson pulling this man’s chain too? A “what he said” to John A. over at AmericaBlog : “Fuck you, George Bush. Fuck you, Scott Bloch. Fuck you, the very single 38 year old and never been married Ken Mehlman. Fuck you, Mary Cheney and your entire milquetoast sell out family.”
More ranting by Shakes Sis over at Big Brass Blog.