California Supreme Court-Same Sex Marriages!
Well, whether you have moral or spiritual convictions regarding same sex couples being able to legally wed, the California Supreme Court has cleared the way for same sex couples to get married. In the workplace, this can have significant ramifications. Those individuals who are leading the alternative lifestyle will be excited at the opportunity of being able to wed their significant other. They will be happy and may want to share their happiness with fellow staff members who may, for their own reasons, find the thought appalling. Managers and supervisors will have to educate staff members. California, several years ago, through the Fair Employment & Housing Act, have provided protection for sexual orientation. It’s simple, they are in a protected class group, and management needs to act accordingly. In November, the voters will have an opportunity to vote on whether to amend the California Constitution to read that a marriage must be between a man and a woman. If it passes it will be interesting to see the impact it will have on those who have already tied the knot. Any feelings about this? Would love to hear from you!