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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Gay and Lesbian Rights Articles
State Specific Resources
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-  State Labor & Industries Websites-  State Unemployment Insurance Websites
-  State Workers' Compensation Websites
 
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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Ask a Lawyer - Gay and Lesbian Rights Law questions answered by leading lawyers
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?
how long is the NYS statute of limitations for civil fraud
Son expelled for making "gun like" motion
My son was just expelled from his Vernon NJ township school for making a gun like motion. In reality he was twirling a pencil near his ear when another student whom he argued with during lunch yelled out "he is making a gun motion send him to juvie" this caught the teachers attention and got him sent to the principals office then expelled. I recorded my 1.5 hour long meeting and it is quite clear my child did nothing wrong
buying house and not married
I've been with my boyfriend for over 13 year, he brought a house two year ago, my name is not on house papers, if something happen to him, where do I stand with three kids,,
Can an identity theft victim who lives overseas bring a civil suit for damages in US court?
The victim of an identity theft lives overseas while the identity thief who used the stolen identity to immigrate to US now lives in the US. The identity theft victim has reported this crime to the police and the where about of the Identity thief and those involved in this crime have been exposed in a related lawsuit. Can the victim of this crime be represented by a lawyer in the US to sue for damages against the Identity thief in a civil court?
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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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