Wednesday, September 17, 2014

First Drip (9/17/14): Pittenger thinks companies should be allowed to fire gay employees, more

Posted By on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Congressman Robert Pittenger thinks companies should have the right to fire gay people. Calling it a "freedom we enjoy as Americans," Pittenger told a reporter after a town hall meeting in Ballantyne that private employers should be allowed to, essentially, discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation. Pittenger even stood by his comments, mentioning that good ol' "free market," in a statement to the Observer.

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This blog has been corrected. Congressman Pittenger made his comments to a reporter following a town hall in Ballantyne, not during it.

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