Ruling highlights need for action to end all forms of discrimination against LGBT people. How many states have laws that fully protect LGBT people from discrimination? Leading companies and businesses of all sizes join forces against discrimination and say their doors are open to everyone on equal terms. Equality makes us stronger as a nation.
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Marriage matters to gay people in similar ways that it matters to everyone. Gay and lesbian couples want to get married to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love and to protect their families. Marriage is one of the few times where people make a public promise of love and responsibility for each other and ask our friends and family to hold us accountable. Gay and lesbian couples may seem different from straight couples, but we share similar values - like the importance of family and helping out our neighbors; worries - like making ends meet or the possibility of losing a job; and hopes and dreams - like finding that special someone to grow old with, and standing in front of friends and family to make a lifetime commitment.
I s now the best time in history to be lesbian or gay? In all the celebrating and discussion of bride-on-bride fashion, no one seems to have raised any objections to the institution itself, an institution that has curtailed women's freedom for centuries. We were not the first feminists to critique marriage. Writers such as Sarah Fielding, Mary Hays and Mary Wollstonecraft labelled marriage during the Industrial Revolution as "little more than a state of legal prostitution", and argued that poorer women in all societies suffer the most oppression within marriage while at the same time being under more pressure to marry.
The U. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act on Feb. The purpose of the Equality Act is to prohibit "discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Public opinion data suggest that the majority of Americans support the bill, or at least the idea behind it. There is not a lot of current polling that asks Americans directly about the "Equality Act" per se.