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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-  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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A former employee has charged me with firing him for "having a white girlfreind" The EEOC relayed to
I have write ups on this employee and statements from current employees stating that we've never been considered racist. I believe I'm being extorted but is this something I can prove?
was arrested for a warrent for a ticket that i have proof of already paying is their anything i can
went to court on the 2nd of december for a failure to inspect ticket and a speeding ticket afterwards i handed the clerk my debit card and told her to pay both tickets. she said she did and i was "all good" so i left. today december 15th i was arrested for a warrent stating that my failure to inspect ticket still had not been paid. i know i paid the ticket and have a bank statement with the charges from the court. The bank statement also proves that at the time of the court session i had enough money to have paid off both tickets. so i am wondering since it is the courts fault that they did not withdraw the money properly/file the ticket correctly if i can get the warrent fee taken away reimbersed for bail and money for grievences of being arrested /public humiliation since it is not my fault. thank you.
Invailed Suspension?
Hi i am writing to you as a student from eastside highschool i am in the Academy information of technology. Today december 11,2014 i was suspended from school because i didn't answer a administrator's questions and i violated the dress code. His name is mr. Crawford. 1st amendment states i have the right and freedom to express my self. I want to express my self through my clothing and if i didnt want to answer his "personal questions" i dont have to. Now i believe that is wrong. The Supreme Court has ruled that just as the first amendment protects a individuals right to say what he or she wants. it also protects his or her rights not to say something. And thats what i choose to do, say nothing. So how am i being punished for something the Supreme Court said that i have the right to.
Does a juvenile record automatically get sealed one you turn 18 in New Jersey?
I am a minor in New Jersey and on the verge of being charged with obstruction of justice (I lied about a bag my friend had that had marijuana in it).
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