The only senator more useless and less deserving of attention for their worthless “principled stands” than Jeff Flake has decided to weigh in.
Forced Run Off
This would be the first such statistically valid study for the purposes of government contracting that should meet the strict scrutiny legal standard for remedies.
The entire study bears review; but regarding LGBT owned businesses - The study indicates a disparity between availability for the types of work they were contracting and utilization.
Summary below. This provides legal support for utilizing a goal on DGS contracts in PA.
PA Department of General Services 2018 Disparity Study
The availability of LGBT- owned businesses for Commonwealth contracts and procurements. Overall, the availability of
LGBT-owned businesses for that work is 1.7 percent.
The participation of LGBT- owned businesses for Commonwealth contracts and procurements. Overall, the participation of
LGBT-owned businesses for that work was 0.04 percent.
|TOTAL PA VERIFIED SDBs PER CLASSIFICATION||# of SDBs||% of SDB|
|Minority Business Enterprises ( MBEs )||383||29%|
|Women Business Enterprises ( WBEs )||684||51%|
|Minority Women Business Enterprises ( MWBEs )||99||7%|
|Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises ( VBEs/SDVBEs )||155||12%|
|Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs)||7||1%|
|LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs)||8||1%|
|SDB Classification||Value||Percentage||# of SDBs||Percentage|
|Minority Business Enterprise||$117,766,502||35.74%||118||24.18%|
|Woman Business Enterprise||$154,984,984||47.03%||275||56.35%|
|Minority, Woman Business Enterprise||$37,245,356||11.30%||41||8.40%|
|Veteran Business Enterprise||$19,424,253||5.89%||51||10.45%|
|LGBT Business Enterprise||$105,929||0.03%||3||0.61%|
This was absolutely the happiest-making headline of the day for me. That is one organization that should rapidly sink into a pit of irrelevancy.
Could it be that Texas will return from the abyss??
Future Resistance and the Stuff of Old Angry White Men’s Nightmares:
I welcome our future multicultural voters.
“When all you have known is privilege, equality looks like oppresion.”
I’m not down with that. I care much less about her modeling career and far more about the damage being done with her husband in the white house. Slut shaming doesn’t help.
Gritty: Racist Scarecrow.
Gee golly, look at the huge crowds that turned out for a #HimToo rally in Portland.
Is it just me, or is Gritty becoming a resistance icon?
There must be at least dozens!
(Which is still dozens too many).
I don’t think it’s just you.