LGBT employment discrimination in the United States is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of ; employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is encompassed by the law's prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sex. Prior to the landmark cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. Presidents have established certain protections for some employees of the federal government by executive order. It was not for years that a president did in fact establish an executive order in order to protect LGBT discrimination in the work force.
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Jameka Evans was discriminated against and effectively forced from her job as a security guard at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah because she is a lesbian and didn't conform to gender norms, according to the lawsuit she filed against her former employer in April Evans and her attorneys at LGBTQ nonprofit Lambda Legal claim her termination violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion — and they are hoping to take the case all the way to the U. Supreme Court. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
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Many bisexual people are the victims of prejudice, not just from homophobic heterosexuals but also from lesbians and gay men. Many people's perceptions of bisexuality are drawn from media reports on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, not serious studies such as the Kinsey report. Pop music in particular has produced bisexual role models; in the s there was David Bowie and his bisexual alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, and when Jessie J recently announced that she was bisexual, the gay rumour mill went into overdrive, with people speculating that she was really a lesbian.