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2nd Chicago Protest to STOP Salvation Army Discrimination!

This fall, the Salvation Army's West Territory granted domestic partners benefits so that partners of lesbian and gay employees could enjoy the same benefits currently given married employees. But on Nov. 12 the Salvation Army national office revoked this reform. Don't give the Salvation Army a pass for it's anti-gay policies!
2nd Chicago Protest to STOP Salvation Army Discrimination!
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 pm
At the Salvation Army display in front of the Hancock Building
875 N. Michigan Avenue

The Issues: In July the Washington Post revealed that the Salvation Army, basically a fundamentalist Church, sent a "secret memo" to the Bush administration asking it to get Congress to gut equal employment laws passed by localities around the country. These laws protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered workers from on-the-job discrimination and firing.

In order to comply with a City of San Francisco law that recipients of city tax dollars not discriminate, in late October the Salvation Army's West Territory correctly granted domestic partners benefits so that partners of lesbian and gay employees could enjoy the same benefits currently given its married employees. But on November 12 the Salvation Army national office revoked this reform using code words for anti-gay hate, saying that "no biblical principals had been surrendered," and that it would "extend health benefit access to an employee's spouse and dependent children only."

Please don't give to the kettle of hate!
Instead, give to charities that don't discriminate!
Please join our protest on Dec. 16!

Sponsors: Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, Metropolitan Community Churches (Great Lakes District), and Glenview PFLAG.

Endorsers (list in formation): A-Zone, Anti-Racist Action/Chicago, Equality Illinois, Northwestern University Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance, Pathfinders Prevention Education Fund, Pride At Work/Chicago chapter, Queer
to the Left, Sangat

For information or to endorse: call 773.878.3697 or e-mail
CABNstopthehate (at) aol.com
 
 

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