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Author Topic: We Need a Federal LGBT Non-discrimination Protection Asap  (Read 160 times)

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Offline RobbyR

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We Need a Federal LGBT Non-discrimination Protection Asap
« on: November 11, 2015, 11:28:32 AM »
The Supreme Court has spoken on marriage equality. Now it's time to push for a much more pressing, fundamental, important issue. And one that's long overdue. A federal civil rights law protecting all LGBT people from discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity. The issue is not about men in women's dresses stalking women's restrooms, as the right likes to portray, and successfully did in Houston with the tragic striking down of the issue there. That was thanks to a vicious, insidious, effort by the right to fear monger and play to the lowest common denominator, using peoples' total ignorance about transgendered people to do so.

I hope if we get a Democratic president, they will push hard for this measure. It's not enough that marriage equality, while a huge milestone, has been achieved. A comprehensive, all-encompassing non-discrimination law must happen. LGBT people are often subjected to unacceptable negative biases by hiring managers, casual slurs in the workplace, and even subversive or overt discrimination by co-workers who are either prejudiced or ignorant.

Race, gender, & ethnicity are already protected under civil rights protections. It's high time lgbt people are included in this.

This is especially important to get done at the federal level because this simply will not happen at the state levels anytime soon in Red State America, where attitudes towards lgbt people are still highly unwelcoming and biased.

President Obama has already achieved much more than any president in memory for lgbt equality and rights. I'd like to see him leave office with a push for this comprehensive non discrimination law. It would cap off an excellent legacy of pushing for and achieving many long-desired rights for lgbt people.

I hope some of you enjoyed reading, and will join me in pushing for this in any way you can. Thanks, just had to get it off my chest.  8)



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