Don’t Come to Work Dressed in Drag

Could we just be more ignorant?  Please…..

Darlene’s World was the spotter on this.

Senate Democrats opposed reconfirming northern Idaho Republican Ruthie Johnson to the nine-member Commission on Human Rights after she said employers should be able to fire workers for wearing clothing meant for the opposite sex.

At her April 3 confirmation hearing, the 85-year-old Johnson was asked if gays should be protected from workplace discrimination.

She responded, “If someone comes to work dressed in drag, they should be able to fire them,” according to meeting minutes.

As one commenter at the Idaho Statesman wrote:

So, the Grand Wizard didn’t make the cut?

Pretty damned close.  Johnson’s confirmation ultimately was approved on a party-line vote.  85 years old and still ignorant.

As this commenter noted (slfisher, April 09 at 3:41 p.m)

You know, it’s interesting. If it weren’t for organizations such as the Human Rights Commission, someone 85 years old might have been told they were too old for the job. Fortunately we have protections against age discrimination. Ironic, isn’t it?

Irony? I don’t know that ole’ Ruthie will see the dichotomy there, Sharon. It’s a bit on the ‘deep side’ and she doesn’t seem to be much of a swimmer.

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