F orty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in Congress, which would have amended the Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, public accommodations and employment. It's now , and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people still have no national law that prevents employers, landlords, hoteliers or even restaurant owners from discriminating against us because of our sexual orientations or gender identities. It's long past time to change that, in sweeping fashion — not just one more bill. This year, organizers used the anniversary of the Equality Act to launch a campaign calling for better protections against discrimination than ENDA would offer.
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In an emphatic win for civil rights, equal justice and common sense, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that federal law bars employers from firing workers for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In separate cases consolidated for argument , three plaintiffs — two gay men and a transgender woman — had sued their employers for firing them after learning of their sexual orientation or transgender status. It does not matter, the court said, whether the employer might have had additional reasons for the firing. But we digress. They also could not have imagined that it would cover sexual harassment of male employees — and yet in the Supreme Court found unanimously that it did.
LGBTQ people now protected under Civil Rights Act, but some aren’t OK with that
LGBT movements in the United States comprise an interwoven history of lesbian , gay , bisexual , transgender and allied movements in the United States of America , beginning in the early 20th century and influential in achieving social progress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT social movements is a political ideology and social movement that advocate for the full acceptance of LGBT people in society. In these movements, LGBT people and their allies have a long history of campaigning for what is now generally called LGBT rights , sometimes also called gay rights or gay and lesbian rights.
The decision this week by a federal appeals court that said the Civil Rights Act of protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination raises questions about the intent of the law passed more than five decades ago as the struggle for racial equality gripped the nation. In a ruling — the first of its kind — the U. Many law experts expect the issue to be placed before the Supreme Court at some point.