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reply to post by ed1320
Privacy, dignity, and self respect seem to be ancient and outmoded by todays standards. In many respects the modern times in which we live are more forgiving, and that is all to the good for everyone. But in other ways I feel like I was bought up to live in a world which no longer exists.
I think it's fabulous, he is proud of who he is.
the same as any other athlete on social media with pictures of them at strip clubs, or with their wife etc. if he had not said anything and a picture of him and his boyfriend leaked it would be a bigger story of how he was "Hiding"
he came out, he said this is me and i'm living hunty!
reply to post by jhn7537
This kid was the SEC defensive player of the year. For those who don't follow NCAA Football, the SEC is arguably the top conference, where many joke that it's the NFL minor league system because so many NFL players come from that conference... Well, this kid was rated the top defensive player from that conference, which is a reason why he SHOULD be drafted in the top 2-3 rounds of this years draft. If he falls passed the 3rd round it will show just how homophobic the NFL is. I honestly hope that some General Manager steps up and drafts this courageous, deserving kid... This takes HUGE balls to do and he just did it before his big payday, which many could call stupid..
Sure but... shouldn't straight people also hide the sexual preference then? Should we ban all forms of PDA? Not live with other people so that we don't out our sexuality whether straight, bi, or gay?
I was really happy to see this. Mainly, because the sooner it becomes normal the less we have to hear about it. People bashing him or hating him isn't gonna change a damn thing.
So just suck it up, get on with football.
Other teams might have some asses trying to take cheap shots on him, which, hopefully so long as his team is supportive, it will call on his team mates to rough them up and teach them a lesson.
Then it can all go back to being about sportsmanship.
If you want to bring schoolyard arguments into professional sports, you may as well arm NBA players with glocks simply 'cause they grew up in a bad neighbourhood. Pretty ignorant stereotype that is right?
So is the other one.
It is perfectly legal for employers in MANY states to fire someone just on the basis of them being "not straight".
The EEOC enforces the prohibitions against employment discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Title II of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA), and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. These laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, and genetic information, as well as reprisal for protected activity. The Commission's interpretations of these statutes apply to its adjudication and enforcement in federal sector as well as private sector and state and local government employment.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), as amended, also protects federal government applicants and employees from discrimination in personnel actions (see "Prohibited Personnel Practices" www.opm.gov...) based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, or on conduct which does not adversely affect the performance of the applicant or employee -- which can include sexual orientation or transgender (gender identity) status.