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Victory for Gay Cop

at Gay Pride Parade!

6/7/2011 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria Allred knows how to get results.  The California Department of Corrections has just folded like a cheap suit and will now allow a gay corrections officer to march in uniform in Sunday's West Hollywood Gay Pride Parade.

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Officer Andrew Johnson and Allred held a news conference today and filed a complaint, alleging the Department was guilty of discrimination based on sexual orientation when it refused to allow Johnson to march in uniform, on grounds it would be a "discredit" to the Department.

The Department now says, "CDCR acknowledges that [its policy] is outdated and requires careful revision.  Therefore, Correctional Officer Andrew Johnson will be allowed to wear the CDCR uniform in the upcoming Gay Pride Parade..."

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76.

SantaFeJack    

Nothin' like publicity to get public officials to reconsider their positions.

1152 days ago
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Jah36    

@PRO "US" - Wow, you're really reaching there aren't you? You just spewed nonsense about the founding fathers that simply is not true. That's illustrated by the fact that you didn't back those claims up with anything. To suggest that the founding fathers drafted the Constitution to provide special rights to people who engage in such unnatural behavior that defies common-sense is simply ludicrous!

It's amusing when people like you try to caboose homosexual activism onto the civil rights issues that African Americans and other racial minorities had to overcome. The obvious difference is that race is a non-transferable, immutable characteristic. When one wakes up as a white person in the morning, they can't say "gee, I feel black on the inside, so I'm going to be black today." That would obviously be impossible. Homosexuality however, is a BEHAVIOR, and unlike the color of our skin, we can ALL control our behavior. So this really isn't about equal rights, this is about special rights so that homosexuals can have a stamp of approval on their perverted behavior.

You're sick and you need help bud!

1152 days ago
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PRO US    

@elpablo: They should also construct separate showers for prejudiced people like you so no one has to look at or see you except other prejudiced, hateful, intolerant, mean-spirited, narrow-minded people. Maybe, that would make it hard for you? LOL

1152 days ago
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lala    

The shower isssue, is actually legit and a problem in the military as well. Why are showers separate? To prevent people from making passes at each other, so people can comfortably shower. If there are homosexuals in the military, police force etc. Obviously they should adress the shower issue. Or is it like prison, whatever you do, don't drop the soap? The other officers, or servicemen aren't going to feel comfortable having thier ass and body be gawked at by men, (and probably laughed and dirty joked about.)

1152 days ago
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Jah36    

@lala, exactly! But as PRO "US" pointed out, we need to be sure to point out that this is a "corrections" officer and not a "police" officer. Not clarifying that almost ruined your argument (extreme sarcasm). lol.

1152 days ago
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Grace    

This officer should not wear his uniform provided by the taxpayers. Yes it's true police officers wear their uniforms in public events but this event is a sexual orientation event.

This event is not a charity event to help people in financial need or a fund raising event because of a natural disaster or even an event honoring our country.

1152 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

gloria threatens to extort another group to kiss her butt..i wish these groups would quit bowing down to her.hey im a ****** ima waear my work uniform as my village people costum.dur dur dur.**** *******

1152 days ago
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PRO US    

@elpablo: You're a dumbass. Where in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence does it say that homosexuals shouldn't be accorded equal civil rights? Nowhere, that's where. You're such a twit. You must be grief-stricken that Nazi Germany lost the war and Gays aren't being exterminated in gas chambers anymore. What a tool, you are! You're the one who is perverted. Your mind is sick with prejudice and intolerance of your fellow man and woman. Sucks to be you. Why don't you read The Bible again and find where Jesus said that homosexuals should be denied equal rights? You won't find any mention of that. Jesus never condoned prejudice. But, you do. That's your undoing.

1152 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

ima become a cop and wear my uniform to march with the KKK wonder how many who think this guy should be allowed to wear his UNIFORM would be outraged at what i do??

1152 days ago
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PRO US    

Grace about a minute ago

This officer should not wear his uniform provided by the taxpayers. Yes it's true police officers wear their uniforms in public events but this event is a sexual orientation event.

This event is not a charity event to help people in financial need or a fund raising event because of a natural disaster or even an event honoring our country.
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@Grace: Gays are taxpayers too, or hadn't you noticed that? Gays deserve the same, equal civil and human rights that Straights enjoy, if they are citizens of this company. If they don't get them, then there's prejudice and discrimination and that is not an enlightened, just or decent way to treat people.

You don't have to like them. You do have to accord them full civil rights. When women weren't allowed to vote, when Blacks weren't allowed to vote, there were millions of White men in the USA who thought that was the moral, correct, virtuous way to treat women and Blacks. They were wrong and society changed to accord women and Blacks full civil rights. You and your prejudiced friends are wrong about not treating Gays with equal rights now, and society will eventually and gradually change. One day, Gays will have full and equal civil rights enshrined in the laws of the country just like Blacks and women have them today. You don't have to like it and you won't. But it's going to happen sooner or later no matter what you say or do. That makes you "Losers". LOL

1152 days ago
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PRO US    

Meant to say "if they are citizens of this country".

1152 days ago
87.

PRO US    

tgrfan42069 7 minutes ago

"ima become a cop and wear my uniform to march with the KKK wonder how many who think this guy should be allowed to wear his UNIFORM would be outraged at what i do??"
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You obviously don't grasp the distinction here. Gays don't want to deprive Straights of equal civil rights. KKK members want to deprive non-Whites of equal civil rights in America or force them to leave America. You don't understand the difference because you're a prejudiced dumbass. LOL

1152 days ago
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Jah36    

@PRO "US" - Wow, getting little angry there are we? In my experience, I've found that when people get so upset that they begin name-calling, that's usually indicative of a lack of a valid logical argument. I note that you're referencing the bible, Christianity, Jesus, etc. I'm not sure why since I haven't. I'm basing my argument on thousands of years of human history, logic, common-sense, and nature.

The founding fathers didn't need to include a special section in the Constitution or Bill or Rights because common-sense dictates (until the last 20-30 years) that this type of perverted behavior is unnatural.

As far as equal civil rights, ALL Americans are afforded the exact same equal civil rights. We ALL have the equal right to get married. However, we all have the same EQUAL limitations on the right to get married. For example, we equally cannot marry more than one person, we equally cannot marry close blood relatives, and in states that follow the constitutional process (e.g., do not allow judicial activism), we cannot marry members of the same sex. So again, this isn't about equal rights, this is about special rights so that homosexuals can have a stamp of approval on their perverted lifestyles.

As to you referencing Nazi Germany, I'm just picturing you foaming at the mouth because your homosexual activism doesn't pass the logic test.

Get a grip!

1152 days ago
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PRO US    

Truth 40 minutes ago

Oh snap, they're allowing him to march in a parade, I guess that's gonna make it slightly harder for the flaming homo to sue. Which is what this is all about anyway.
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@Truth: How do you know that he is a "flaming homo"? Maybe you know him a lot better than you're letting on. Is he the "top" or "bottom" when you're together? LOL

1152 days ago
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Jah36    

@Grace - There goes PRO "US" attempting to compare a behavior with skin color and gender again. LOL.

1152 days ago
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