Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Of The Many Reasons I Love Labor

Just about everyone who is not affiliated with the Koch brothers can agree that the Labor movement is good, having established important worker's rights that benefit about everyone from pregnant mothers to children to low-income employees.  Need another excuse to like Labor?  They love the gays!

There's a huge fight going down in Michele Bachmann's home state of Minnesota in which some A-grade haterz are attempting to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage.  The Minnesota chapter of the AFL-CIO (heavy hitters in the labor discussion) have now released a resolution opposing the amendment:
WHEREAS: State-sanctioned civil marriage provides rights and responsibilities set out in over 500 Minnesota laws available to opposite sex couples, but not same sex couples; including negotiated health coverage for state and local public employees, workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits paid to a survivors, and laws affecting couples during illness and even death; and 
WHEREAS: Trade unionists believe that our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters undeniably deserve the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts; and 
WHEREAS: The Minnesota Constitution has never been amended to discriminate against any group of people by denying them civil rights; now, therefore be it 
RESOLVED: That the Minnesota AFL-CIO opposes the 2012 general election ballot question recognizing marriage as only between one man and one woman.
Thanks, Labor!

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