Tag Archives: Debbie Ossiander

The Daily Tweets, 2009-12-15: Steger Mukluks Appreciation Day

I declare this Steger Mukluks Appreciation Day, http://mukluks.com/ : heavy snows, long cold bus stop wait — warm dry feet. # Per @adndotcom: Snow, snow & more snow in store for Anchorage. 2-4 inches today, more tonight, more Wed. http://bit.ly/6gAMUA … Continue reading

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No, Debbie, Title VII does NOT prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in employment. Hello?

Wishing doesn’t make it so: despite Anchorage Assembly Chair Debbie Ossiander’s contention that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers sexual orientation discrimination, federal case law consistently shows that it does not. Here’s more proof, with a recent 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals case which found that an effeminate gay man in Pennsylvania (but not actually Emmett Honeycutt) laid off from his job had recourse under Title VII for discrimination based on gender role stereotyping, but not for sexual orientation.

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Third time in 35 years: Anchorage's equal rights ordinance

An account of the meeting at which the Anchorage Assembly passed the S-2 version of the Anchorage equal rights ordinance, AO 2009-64, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. It passed by a vote of 7–4.

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Debbie Ossiander & the Christianist filibuster

Is Debbie Ossiander cooperating intentionally or unintentionally with Prevo & co.’s filibustering techniques? And let’s not forget those Mat-Su witnesses she’s allowing to testify.

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