Gay and Lesbian Rights



LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender) Rights law is the branch of law that covers civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. It also covers discrimination and refers to unfair treatment based on sexual orientation, or perceived sexual orientation that is protected by some federal laws and many state nondiscriminatory laws. Unfair treatment that occurs in the workplace, housing, public accommodations, education, voting rights, or criminal process may implicate anti discrimination laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, and the Voting Rights Act. Please read on to learn more about LGBT discrimination. You can search for a Civil Rights lawyer or attorney and access more information below.

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-  One of These Provisions Is Not Like the Other-  Third Parties' Rights to Custody of a Child
 
Hot Topics
-  Anti Gay Protesters Disrupt Military Funerals-  Domestic Partnerships: What Protections Exist?
-  eHarmony Settles Same Sex Class Action Lawsuit-  Fighting for Your Rights: The ACLU Thrives Today
-  Is the End in Sight for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"?-  Same-Sex Couples Have More Options In More States
-  Same Sex Date Brings an End to Senior Prom?-  The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA)
-  Washington DC Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages-  What is a Hate Crime?
 
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-  Civil Rights: Voting FAQ-  Civil Rights: Employment FAQs
-  Employment Discrimination FAQ-  Civil Rights: Discrimination in Education FAQ
-  Divorce: Visitation Rights FAQ
 
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Ask a Lawyer - Gay and Lesbian Rights Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Does my employer have the right to film me (hidden surveillance) without my knowledge?
I work in a small guardhouse in NJ. My supervisor has been known to place hidden cameras inside guardhouses, if he has suspicion. It is our break room because its a small guardhouse where we talk on our cell phones and use our own laptops. Is this invasion of privacy?
Re: Dna samples not tested
I am the mother of Michael Jacques convicted in 2010 of arson of the Macedonia church fire in Springfield, Ma. To make a long story short, there was DNA found on the site in the form of feces. Someone had taken a bowel movement and wiped themselves with a shirt. The Federal Government never tested this. My son was found guilty of a crime he didn't commit because he was home at the time of the fire. I want to know how I can get someone to test this DNA.
What can I do about a neighbor video taping us in our home and putting on her website
Cops raided my girlfriend's house looking for previous tenants
Cops raided my girlfriend's house this morning with a warrent issued for the tenants that lived there 2 years prior. They throw my pregnant girlfriend on the floor(who already have a bad back) and pointed a firearm at her 7 year old daughters face. Even after we plead with them that the person they were looking for no longer reside at the current place of residence, they continue to tear apart the house and arrest my girlfriend and I for a small possession of drug paraphernalia. I feel our rights as hard working citizens was violated and wanted to know what we can do to help aid our pain and suffering from this unjustly act
do i have a right to take legal action?
I was pulled over in a motor vehicle stop today. The officer informed me my DL was suspended due to a judgment against me. He issued me a ticket when I was done I got right on the phone with DMV and was told I had a suspended DL due to a hit and run accident in NY which I was never in. This has cost me to lose my job because I am a deliver drive and can't work it has also cost me and my children to suffer since I am a single mother with no income now. Am I able to take some kind of legal action?
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Civil Rights Lawyer Web Sites
 
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Salem Lawyer - Harris, Wyatt & Amala, LLC
 -  Tampa Attorneys - Westchase Law P.A.
 -  New York Attorney - Barasch Mcgarry Salzman & Penson PC
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