Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What Would Ronald McDonald Do?

     Back in July, Zikerria Bellamy (17), applied for a job at a McDonald's in Orlando, Florida.  Zikerria recieved the following rejection notice, which the manager of McDonald's was ignorant enough to leave on an answering machine.

     Yes, the clown with the red fro, yellow jumpsuit, and the same red shoes as the pope, was too hetero to hire a transgendered individual.

    Click below to listen to the short, and oh so offensive message.

     The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) filed a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations against McDonalds.  TLDEF reports:
     Zikerria’s story is all too common.  Transgender people face tremendous discrimination in the workplace.  According to a recent survey by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, 47% of transgender people report being fired, or denied a job or promotion, just because of who they are.
     Few protections exist for transgender people who experience employment discrimination.  In 38 states, there is no law protecting transgender people from being fired because of who they are.  Federal law similarly offers no job protection for transgender people.

     When asked for a comment, Ronald McDonald was unavailable.  He out clowning for Jesus.


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