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
 
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-  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
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Ask a Lawyer - Gay and Lesbian Rights Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Can my parents legally do anything to restrict me when I am 18 years old?
My parents took away a phone that I purchased with my own money, they took away a car that I am currently paying off, they told me I cannot see my 18 year old boyfriend. They have said that I am not allowed to talk to any family members for help. They have restricted my way of getting to work and I cannot work now and must quit my job due to lack of transportation. My mother told me that if I wanted to leave there was nothing stopping me and then she did not let me leave without telling her where I was going or who I would be with and when I would say to see my boyfriend she would say I am not allowed to see him and when I would say my friends she would not allow me to go. She has said that I cannot participate in academic trips or any of my senior activities although I would be paying for them all. I paid for a prom weekend house and she said I cannot go. She confiscated my debit card so I cannot access my money. I am using all my own money for everything I do and I am 18 years old.
Do I have right to sue my job?
Someone stole my car out parking lot while I was working. the security was not around when it happen...My job don't have cameras in parking lot...
Auto Insurance Company violating my rights?
My husband has an insurance policy on his motorcycle that does not include me. He uses 2 separate company's, one for motorcycle,one for car/truck that I am listed on (since I do not have a motorcycle license or care to drive one). His motorcycle was stolen, person who stole it was being apprehended by police and crashed the motorcycle. The insurance company sent a letter stating that they wanted my husband's financial records for all account,ezpass statements, and cell phone records for his business and personal phone for the last 4 months. Then the letter states they also want mine. As I said ,I am not on this insurance,at all,I never even read what policy my husband has on HIS motorcycle.Should I seek legal help? I feel as though I am having my privacy taken away.** Sorry for topic selection, I had no clue what this would be listed under.
Auto Insurance Company violating my rights?
My husband has an insurance policy on his motorcycle that does not include me. He uses 2 separate company's, one for motorcycle,one for car/truck that I am listed on (since I do not have a motorcycle license or care to drive one). His motorcycle was stolen, person who stole it was being apprehended by police and crashed the motorcycle. The insurance company sent a letter stating that they wanted my husband's financial records for all account,ezpass statements, and cell phone records for his business and personal phone for the last 4 months. Then the letter states they also want mine. As I said ,I am not on this insurance,at all,I never even read what policy my husband has on HIS motorcycle.Should I seek legal help? I feel as though I am having my privacy taken away.** Sorry for topic selection, I had no clue what this would be listed under.
Getting married in one state but living in another
If someone gets married in Tennessee, but they live in NJ, is the marriage still valid and legal? And how long after can a marriage be annulled?
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Civil Rights Lawyer Web Sites
 
 -  Arkansas Civil Rights - Huffman Butler, PLLC
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Washington Attorney - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Attorney - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
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