Rick Santorum, the Republican presidential candidate, recently spoke about his support for a federal ban on gay marriage. He stated that any current legal same sex marriages should be invalidated under a constitutional amendment. In an interview with NBC in Iowa, he said: “Well their marriage would be invalid. If the constitution says ‘marriage is this,’ then people whose marriages are not consistent with the constitution … (shrug.) I’d love to think that there was another way of doing it.” In the past, Santorum was also found stating that same sex marriage was the cause for decreasing rates of marriage in the country. See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/01/rick-santorum-would-invalidate-gay-marriages_n_1178450.html
Currently, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not itself is not yet protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but this law does makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
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