Ronald Skip Kelly, OKC councilman for Ward 7, thinks theres no problem with gay and lesbian city workers being unprotected from hiring discrimination. Evidently, hes unaware of the problems, since they arent apparent. There is no recourse should a gay or lesbian worker have a workplace complaint. That worker would be going out on a limb, and thats exactly the problem Mr. Kelly prefers to ignore or is encouraging to continue.
Ironic, isnt it, that a member of a minority reviled for centuries as being worthy only of existing as chattel for another race to buy and sell is obstructing the already legal recognition of another minority that has historically been reviled and segregated?
Mr. Kelly apparently led a majority of the council members to vote to defer Shadids resolution. Mr. Kelly clearly wasnt paying attention in school.
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