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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Articles
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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
-  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
what kind of legal action can be taken against the county for harassment
We are two 50 year old mentally and physically disabled men being harassed by the county of union for being gay. There causing problems with our doctors, transportation and our apartment to the point we about to become homeless and lose everything we own.
My father died as a NJ resident who owned guns. As a California resident, can I inherit the guns and
The guns are legal to own in both NJ and CA. One gun is a handgun but I don't yet have my Handgun Safety Certification in CA I cannot prove residency in NJ, only CA. I was planing on moving them to CA from NJ via US airways.
Being bullyed by a neuighbor because I am handicap
I refuse to listen to his music being played so loud it rocks my windows, so put in a compliant once again. Spent last night calling the police due to being afraud he was going to go to far intot the bullying of making fun of me and trying to talk by making fun of me. There yard is so close i heard one young man say give me some money and bang I can take care of her. So I had to call the police twice . I have service dogs and everytime I had to go out they would verbally attack me and make fun of to the point of having me over hear them say what they could do to me. Is there anything more I can do to stop this actions? This has been going on for years. I no longer feel safe in my yar or home.
On short disability in nj can I be fired
Accused for non payment of rent by my land lord?
my land lord sent me a court sommons for trial via his attorney, and the reason as of him is the non payment of rent, but i have proofs that i paid (bank statements). So, my question is: what's the point of justice on this issue? is it considered as a moral abuse? and if i go on court with him, what is going to happen in the trial? Thank you in advance
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Civil Rights Lawyer Web Sites
 
 -  Mississippi Law - Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & Mccormick, P.A.
 -  Maui County Law - Tateishi & Pascual, Attorneys A Law Corporation
 -  Maui County Attorney - Yanagida & Associates
 -  Washington Lawsuit - Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C.
 -  Baltimore Law - Leviness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A.
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