O

O

Friday, February 3, 2012

GLAAD: Should Ellen Be fired for being gay? #NO

As you may have heard, last week retail giant J.C. Penney announced a new partnership with America's favorite daytime talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.

And while millions of Americans -- both LGBT and straight -- applauded the partnership, "One Million Moms," a project of the designated hate group American Family Association, launched a nationwide campaign demanding that the retailer fire Ellen simply because she's gay. According to this anti-gay group, Ellen isn't a "true representation of the type of families that shop at their store." 
This couldn't be further from the truth.

Now, more people than ever celebrate the love of every family -- gay or straight -- and know that no person should be ridiculed, much less fired, simply for being who they are. But even today, Americans can be fired in 29 states for being gay and in 34 states for being transgender.

The American Family Association an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a "hate group" -- is spreading anti-gay attitudes and bias by asking its supporters to contact J.C. Penney and tell the company to fire Ellen simply because of who she is.

Stand Up For Ellen. Thank J.C. Penney for standing up to the hate group that wants Ellen fired for being gay.

Add your name to the growing list of supporters for J.C. Penney's decision not to fire Ellen at www.glaad.org/standupforellen

Thank you for taking a stand today.