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?
 
Discrimination FAQs
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-  Civil Rights: Voting FAQ-  Civil Rights: Employment FAQs
-  Employment Discrimination FAQ-  Civil Rights: Discrimination in Education FAQ
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Ask a Lawyer - Gay and Lesbian Rights Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Can a HS student be suspended for being in a parking lot with others who had alcohol when she didnt
She was not caught with any alcohol. she was near the people who were drinking. She was suspended just because she was on school property. But a huge amount of others were also attending this event. I don't feel she should be accused of something and punished for just being at the wrong place, wrong time, without evidence that she was participating. She is a honor student and plays sports and always has a good review from teachers. She is NOT aloud to attend her SENIOR night with her fellow Field Hockey players. This is extremely upsetting to me. Aren't we innocent until proven guilty? please contact me asap.
Can the state government be sued in a class action suit if the state law is discriminatory?
Would it be possible to file a class action suit against a state that does not allow for medical marijuana for children with epilepsy? If lack of treatment, which is available in other states, causes death or suffering can a suit be filed?
Can I sew the City of Camden for depriving me the right for my pursuit of happiness ?
Jobs won't hire me because the city of Camden has trumpped up charges on my criminal background. They have cost me several potential job offers that were taken back because they defile my character by making me out to be a repeat offender when in fact I only have one criminal charge, 3rd or 4th degree from the year 2000. Almost ,15 years ago. Yet, they arrest me for child support every chance they get. I have just lost an opportunity to work at Cooper Rehabilitation Center because of this. Another chance gone for me to be the father I pray to become.
When can police enter a private residence?
if my son got an in school suspension are they allowed to purposely give him no work to do all day l
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 -  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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