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MadisonMike Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:44 AM
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Wisconsin Gov. Walker appointee says workplace harassment of gays is legal
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Laurie McCallum, who was recently appointed by Gov. Scott Walker to a six-year term on the states Labor and Industry Review Commission, wrote that the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act applies only to sexual harassment. That contention was the basis for her dissenting opinion in a case involving Milwaukeean Chris Bowen, a machine operator who was subjected to years of anti-gay harassment as an employee of Stroh Precision Die Casting.

In a 2-1 decision, commissioners Robert Glaser and Ann L. Crump found that Stroh was responsible for fostering a workplace environment hostile to Bowen because of his sexual orientation. Stroh did not deny that the harassment occurred; nor did the company argue that anti-gay harassment is allowed under state law during the eight years that the case bounced around the court system

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/milwaukee-gaze/walker-a...

Just add it to the thousands of reasons this guy needs to be recalled.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:46 AM
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1. Thanks for posting. n/t
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MadisonMike Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:48 AM
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2. No problem.
But please share it on any other sites and social networks you frequent so we can get rid of this Dbag in 50 days!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:53 AM
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3. Oh, and welcome to DU.
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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:14 AM
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6. Best of luck on your recall efforts.
If the recent elections are any indication, "the wind is at your back" so to speak.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 01:37 PM
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9. We recall these (expletive deleted) or prepare to fight feudalism all over again.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:53 AM
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4. ...
:mad: imagine how fast her ass would go out the door if she had made that remark re: race.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:01 AM
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5. fascists need to be run out of government everywhere
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 10:02 AM by fascisthunter
they may as well wear arm bands with black uniforms.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:17 AM
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7. Classic trait of teahadism... fear and revulsion of 'others'
Sexism, racism, classism (economic, intellectual, and religious), xenophobia... all that seems to stem from the same source...fear that if change occurs their position in 'things' will not be as good as it currently is.

So they need to attack, penalize and, if they can, destroy others, and they need to rally with those who endorse all the asymmetries, especially the irrational ones, that exist in the status quo.







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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:19 AM
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8. An ALLLLL white middle/ elderly white, did I mention white trade, ask me how I know.
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Yooperman Donating Member (123 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:05 PM
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10. It is just sickening the intolerance the right fosters.....
and I am sure she considers herself a "good" Christian.

55 years I have lived on this planet and I am just getting tired of it. How humans made it this far is beyond me.

:toast: to all Wisconsinites working to recall that sad bastard Walker.

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ProfessionalEngineer Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 11:56 AM
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11. DONT LET YOURSLEF BE MANIPULATED!!!!
This article is full of half-truths, twisted facts, and just
plain lies.  This article is exactly the same tactic Hitler
used (twisting facts about the Jews) to fan the flames and
gain followers from the less educated classes.

Read the case:  
http://libcd.law.wisc.edu/~wb/will0117/487791ca.pdf

Turns out no one knew this guy was gay until when he filled
out the WLIRC complaint (possibly when his lawyer told him
this would be his best chance for a big settlement).  At the
time the plaintiff had a wife and child.  

He lost his first case before the WLIRC and first appeal
DURING THE DOYLE ADMINISTRATION.  

The 2nd time through, the decision came down to if sexual
orientation appears in the law: 111.321 Prohibited bases of
discrimination.  It doesnt.  While I personally feel it
should, how can an employer be held to a law that doesnt
exist yet?  No wonder companies are fleeing overseas.  

However, most interestingly  in the end who got money?  
only the LAWYERS!   Sadly, no surprise there. 
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:01 PM
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dupe
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 12:02 PM by undeterred
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:01 PM
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12. LIRC is full of corporation loving assholes appointed by Jim Doyle
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 12:04 PM by undeterred
who was a Democratic Governor in WI 2002-2010.
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