Tag Archives: lgbt and discrimination

I Am Glad the Respect for Marriage Act Will Be Law

Thanks to a bipartisan vote that is soon to be signed into law by President Biden, my 40-year marriage will be safe in all states. No, I am not LGBT. I am a heterosexual Cherokee woman who happens to be married to a white man. And by white, I mean 100 percent Irish Welsh. The Respect for Marriage Act protects same sex marriage. It also, finally, protects interracial marriages.

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Pride and Power: The History and Future of LGBTQ+ Politics

Tuesday, April 27, 6 to 7:15 p.m. LGBTQ+ people make up at least 5 percent of the U.S. population, but hold just .17 percent of elected positions, according to the UCLA Williams Institute. More political representation could help mitigate the recent attacks on LGBTQ+ Americans. Yet there has been progress. …

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LGBTQ and Employment: One Important Step

Before June 15 employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity was partially prohibited in 25 states; now we know it is prohibited federally. But there are still questions left unanswered and we have to wait for further litigation to understand the full meaning of the Court’s decision.

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