One Million Moms, an anti – gay activist group tied to the American Family Association, is calling on retailer JC Penney to drop talk Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson. The group claims the show host and openly-gay comedienne is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The CEO of the company, Ron Johnson, has stated he brought on DeGeneres to revitalize the century-old Texas-based department store. However, many claim that process will lose customers with traditional values. DeGeneres has not made an official statement on the issue. Full article.
Under United States law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. To date, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
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