Gay discrimination is illegal but still happening.

Asked by: nrpaul1015
  • Many states have such laws.

    Nearly half of all states plus the District of Columbia have laws on the books that add discrimination against sexual orientation in the workplace onto the existing provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For people to claim this discrimination is not happening despite this is naive and uninformed. There is a reason that ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) passed in the Senate recently.
    Three such cases of discrimination:
    (1) In January 2011, Mia Macy was offered a position at the ATF in the laboratory. In March, she informed her future employers that she was in the process of transitioning her gender. She was promptly told the position was cut- it in fact was not, simply given to someone else. The Justice Department ruled that the ATF had to give her the job with back pay as it was creating a discriminatory and hostile work environment.
    (2) TSA worker Ashley Yang was forced by her employer LAX, when they discovered she was biologically male and had not completed her gender transition, to pat down male passengers, cut her hair, and use the men's restroom. Because she presented as female, these male passengers frequently sexually harassed her. She was awarded financial compensation for work missed and pain and suffering.
    (3) In 2005, retired Army Colonel David Schroer applied for a job as a terrorism analyst at the Library of Congress. He was offered the position, which was promptly rescinded when they found out that David, now going by Diane, was undergoing a gender transition. The court case Schroer v. Library of Congress resulted, in which a federal judge ruled that Diane's rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act were violated.

    These are just three of the most famous cases- there are many, many more.

  • Discrimination will always be with us.

    That isn't so much a question as it is a statement. Yes, discrimination exists because there's no way to legislate against someone being a bigoted idiot. You just have to deal with the fact that not everyone will follow the law. You can't force people to like you or accept you, but you can compel them to accommodate you to the legal amount possible.

  • I think discrimination against sexual orientation is wrong but it is not illegal.

    Sexual orientation is not covered under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The act covers national origin, race, gender, and religion. Sexual orientation is not covered now. Maybe in the future it should be extended to protect sexual orientation. It is a really a question of group rights and whether someone is being discriminated because of their group(race, religion, gender) or as an individual.

  • I guess this would include the Salvation Army?

    It's obvious there is an agenda in the LBGT community. That is anywhere morals, ethics, and values stand strong, attack. It doesn't matter what they have to do, they will do it. Even if it means going over peoples' heads. State's rights is important in every way. Not ideological rights. It's not saying you can't voice your opinion on something, just that something shouldn't be absolutely your way because you FEEL you are right. Yes, this means churches are protected too. It never said,"Freedom from Religion" , but "Freedom of Religion." Maybe, people technically are wrong according to their beliefs, but the fact remains some of us still hold the ten commandments as a cornerstone in our lives. I certainly do and hold true to the word of the Bible. If I am persecuted for my beliefs, so be it.

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