Republican Adam Putnam has made his desire to serve as Governor of Florida quite plain. However, many of his supporters might be unaware of his 2007 vote against prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. What makes Putnam fit to govern over an entire state when he has no problem with employers discriminating against a person based on his or her sexual preference? Job discrimination has no place in America and anyone who craves a position of governmental power should have the best interests of the people at heart. Putnam’s vote against the prohibition of job discrimination based on sexual orientation speaks volumes to his character and values. If the people of Florida are wise, they will think thrice before voting him into office.
Whether someone is heterosexual or homosexual is absolutely irrelevant when it comes to satisfactory job performance. When seeking workers, employers should look at qualifications, work history, skills, and the like. Just as someone’s sexual orientation should not provide them with an advantage, it should not count as a strike against them either. Any person who truly aspires to value themselves, contribute to society, and make something of themselves should have the opportunity to do so. Adam Putnam’s vote for job discrimination is disgusting and deserves to be strongly censured.