Next Big Battle: Employment discrimination?

Posted on 06-30-2015 by
Tags: Trending News & Topics , Labor & Employment , Employment Law

The United States have granted many rights to various demographics over the years. From African- Americans to Women, the county has grown to embrace the idea of equality. While the people of the LGBT community have seen improvements in the way they are seen and treated, they still lack many of the same rights others.

According to PJ Media, even if a same-sex marriage law is signed , the LGBT community still will have another battle on their hands – employment discrimination.

In May, Movement Advancement Project, a gay-rights think tank, released a study that argued even if same-sex marriage is passed by the Supreme Court, 61 percent of the ***, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples who get married would still live in states where would face “significant legal discrimination.”

The study also showed that 52 percent of LGBT people could be fired from their jobs because of their sexual orientation. An example of this could of possibly be seen as many people attended a “Dykes on Bikes” event in Detroit the weekend of June 6-7. This event was held as part of their Gay Pride celebration. Everyone who attend the event could have been fired from their job due to their sexual orientation. In fact, Michigan, is listed as one of the 28 states as being the worst states for gay rights.

While members of the LGBT community has good reason to celebrate each victory they get, they are also aware that the fight for true equality is not over yet.

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maureenoconnellscholastic
maureenoconnellscholastic
Posted on : 1 Jul 2015 6:33 AM

The equality does not depend on the rules and acts! It is all about the thinking of the people. It took a lot of time even for the African- Americans to get accepted in the society!

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