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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-  Employment Law in Your State-  State Attorney General Websites
-  State Labor & Industries Websites-  State Unemployment Insurance Websites
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Articles
-  Sexual Orientation Discrimination-  Special Situations in Adoption
-  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
-  Criminal Civil Rights Violations FAQ-  Civil Rights: Housing FAQ
-  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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Hello, me and my husband and daughter rent th upstairs of a unit.I do not smoke but downstairs neibors do.They smoke and there company.It comes up our heat vents and into our homes.my baby granddaughter also lives in our house.we have went so far as to shut off the heat vents and freeze.during these winter months because we dont want to breathe second hand smoke..this is driving me crazy and I dont know wat to do.
if i was arrested for 3 charges in superior court but the charges were dismissed, is there anything
3Rd degree terroristic threats 2Nd degre possession of a weapon 3Rd degree PWUP
can I find recourse from civil rights done to me?
I am not going to put my details on the web. pls call me or invite me to your office. . I am fearful to divulge this here.
What is the best thing to do now
One of my children to his friends house, his friend forgot his house key so his friend proposed to go in by the window . A neighbor did not recognized the kids and the policy. The police came and the kids got scared and run away from the police. One of the kids ( the one that lives in the house ) was taken to the police station until his mom was called there. My son got home after running away from the police. What should we do now. ?The kids did no do anything else than been scared of an officer and the reaction was to run. Should my son and I go to the police ? Or wait for them to send a court or any notification? Please help , I do not our rights.
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