Calling In 'Gay' to Work Is Latest Form Of Protest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" are also encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.

The House approved the first federal ban on job discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals. (AP / CBS)

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Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians.

Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" are also encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.

One organizer says he's been getting 100 e-mails an hour from people looking for volunteer opportunities.

But some gay-rights activists are concerned that skipping work and not spending is a bad idea given the sad state of the economy.

The protest would coincide with International Human Rights Day
and is modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants.


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