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  Gay Rights, Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illinois Employment Lawyer
Gay rights, lesbian rights, and the rights of bisexuals have become the next major battleground in civil rights legislation.
This law includes not only gay rights, lesbian rights, and the rights of bisexuals and transgendered individuals, but also prohibits reverse discrimination, that is discrimination against heterosexuals.
Gay rights do get more support in North Eastern states, but sexual orientation discrimination laws are beginning to appear across other parts of the country as well.
www.madufflaw.com /discrimination/orientation.html   (0 words)

  Gay Rights: Overview
Yet today, millions of gay and lesbian Americans are not only open about their sexuality, they are campaigning for new laws which they say would grant them the same rights accorded to heterosexuals, including the right to marry.
Gay activist groups like ActUp and Human Rights Campaign lobbied for public attention and government action, arguing that “silence is death.” They said the shame of homosexuality prevented some gay men from either being tested for AIDS or seeking medical treatment for the disease.
In a landmark 2003 decision striking down anti-sodomy laws, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have a right to sexual privacy and are "entitled to respect for their private lives." That may undercut the basis for many laws that limit the rights of gays in adoption, child custody and workplace discrimination.
www.publicagenda.org /issues/overview.cfm?issue_type=gay_rights   (2042 words)

  Gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gay rights movement, also called the LGBT rights movement, is a social and political movement with the aim of achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons.
The gay rights social movementmovement comprises a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, and related causes.
The gay rights movement arose in response to laws against homosexual behavior and discrimination and prejudice against homosexuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights   (1467 words)

 Gay rights timeline - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1961 in gay rights - Decriminalization in Czechoslovakia and Hungary
1968 in gay rights - Paragraph 175 is eased in East Germany.
Norway enacts civil union laws that grant same-sex couples the same rights as married couples, except for the right to adopt or marry in a church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights_timeline   (2345 words)

 1950 in gay rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Equal Rights, Not Gay Rights, Essay by Nigel Ashford Argues, from a libertarian humanist perspective that "To the extent that gay rights simply means that gays should be afforded the same rights as straights, it should be strongly supported, but when it implies rights that belong only to gays
Human Rights Unit Responsibilities are the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporates into UK law rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights, and various other Human Rights Treaties.
Sarangbang Group for Human Rights An independent non-governmental organization to expand the base of human rights advocacy, spread human rights viewpoints, popularize and internationalize human rights, and to build a progressive human rights movement.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-1950_in_gay_rights.html   (507 words)

 Forum: Gay as a civil right | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and by subsequent acts of Congress, including civil liberties, due process, equal protection of the laws, and freedom from discrimination.
Gays are denied the rights to protect their families and loved ones simply because they are of the same sex.
Some would argue that the "gay lifestyle" is a choice, and that being born with a certain skin color is not, therefore the comparison to the civil rights movement is inappropriate.
www.ajc.com /opinion/content/opinion/0304/forum_gaywed.html   (8479 words)

 Civil Rights - The History of Gay Rights
We refer to basic human rights like the freedom of speech and association, liberty, and equal treatment in court as civil rights, because they are fundamental rights that each and every citizen should not be denied on the basis of their sex, race, or religious belief.
Hence, gayness is a condition over which they do not have, just as no one has control over his or her ethnic race, origin, outer appearance, or the class they he or she is born in.
Gay men were primarily infected with HIV due to the fact that their sexual activity, which includes the semen transmission between two man, makes them extremely vulnerable.
www.enderminh.com /minh/civilrights.aspx   (2518 words)

 ArmYouth Blog: Gay Rights
When gay people say that this is a civil rights issue, we are referring to matters to civil justice, which often can be quite serious, and can have life-damaging, even life- threatening consequences.
Legalizing the gay marriage step by step is the biggest right for gay people, as they can make unions and enjoy their entire life together.
Gay rights as a concept I would not accept and would refer to human rights in general.
armyouth.blogspot.com /2006/10/gay-rights_29.html   (1416 words)

 Gay Rights starter | ItsYourTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I had a gay classmate who, after his parents discovered that he had a growing group of supporting friends, removed him from my high school and sent him to a military school so that he would have a more oppressive and unfriendly environment in which his gayness might be "coaxed" out of him.
Gay people, according to you, are “screaming at the top of their lungs in a misguided effort to legitimize themselves, which they will never be able to do.” Yet in Spain, in Canada, in Belgium, in any of the nations that has made same-sex marriage legal, they have done exactly that.
Gay people don't hurt you and they don't hurt me. They want lives where they can be free from hate, allowed to express themselves, and allowed to coexist with the same rights as other Americans.
www.itsyourtimes.com /?q=node/12   (5999 words)

 The Black Commentator - Freedom Rider: Gay Rights, Civil Rights - Issue 110
Gay people were not enslaved, segregated, or forced to live under the threat of death from mob rule.
Gays were subject to job discrimination, anti-sodomy laws that mandated prison terms, and forced treatment in psychiatric hospitals.
Gay people have not suffered the same degree of oppression as fl people, but their desire to marry whomever they want is a genuine rights issue.
www.blackcommentator.com /110/110_fr_gay_civil_rights.html   (891 words)

 CNN.com - Gay marriage debate takes on form of civil rights movement - Jan. 15, 2004
A 21st century battle for gay rights is being fought with rhetoric from the civil rights movement of the 1960s -- ideals that have echoed through Massachusetts' gay marriage campaign from its outset.
In a fortuitous twist for gay rights advocates, the timeline established by the court could lead to the nation's first state-sanctioned gay weddings on May 17 -- the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down school segregation.
References to the civil rights fight against the ban on interracial marriages were numerous in both the plaintiffs arguments to the Supreme Judicial Court and, subsequently, in the majority opinion issued November 18.
cnn.com /2004/LAW/01/15/gay.marriage.ap/index.html   (628 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2001: Special Programs and Campaigns - Lesbian And Gay Rights
Their claims to equal enjoyment of rights and equal protection before the law were routinely denied in many states.
Sri Lanka's Press Council fined a gay rights activist in June for filing a complaint against a newspaper that had published a letter urging that lesbians be turned over to convicted rapists.
Moreover, the survey found that those who identified as lesbian, gay, or bisexual were more than twice as likely to consider suicide and more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers.
www.hrw.org /wr2k1/special/gay.html   (3126 words)

 SpeakOut.com - Gay Rights
Gays and lesbians may join in "civil unions," which are no expected to be recognized by other states and will not entitle the partners to federal benefits.
The Vermont Supreme Court had ruled in December that gay and lesbian couples denied the right to marry were suffering from unconstitutional discrimination.
Under the existing rules, gays can be discharged from the military for homosexual contact and for stating their sexual orientation, but the military is not allowed to ask them their orientation.
speakout.com /activism/gayrights   (0 words)

 Gay rights measure rejected by Senate
Gay rights advocates and Democratic leaders who have said the civil rights bill was among their top priorities wept openly and vowed to continue their fight after the bill failed.
Democrats thought bringing the gay rights bill up for a vote would force Finkbeiner to support it because, as a House Democrat in the early 1990s, Finkbeiner twice voted in support of the measure.
The Microsoft Corp., at the forefront of corporate gay rights for decades, came under fire from gay rights groups, politicians and its own employees this week after it withdrew its support for the bill.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/221211_civilrights22.html   (0 words)

 Human Rights Learning Centre: Study Guide on Sexual Orientation and Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment is infringed upon by police practices, in investigations or in the case of lesbians, gays and bisexuals in detention.
The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is meant to be the EU code of fundamental rights and was proclaimed in Nice in December 2000.
She was denied the right to equal treatment through the refusal of Colombian prison authorities to grant her the conjugal visits with her partner because of her sexual identity as a lesbian.
www.hrea.org /learn/guides/lgbt.html   (3639 words)

 [ The Dook ]
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, may I stress the word open, said Friday "I believe that the acceptance of gay and lesbian people into the life of the Church is something that is going to happen," Robinson said in an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
www.thedook.com /index/C0_19_1   (2270 words)

 gay-rights movement on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A number of groups formed to work for the repeal of laws prohibiting consensual homosexual conduct; for legislation barring discrimination against gays in housing and employment; and for greater acceptance of homosexuals among the rest of the population.
The much discussed policy, known as "don't ask, don't tell," was presented as a way to allow gays in the military to serve without fear of discharge or other penalty as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation.
History makers: where are the founders of the modern gay rights movement, and what is being done to preserve their stories?
www.encyclopedia.com /html/g1/gayright.asp   (1227 words)

 Gay right - The Stranger - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Advocating individual rights by litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom.
Gay rights row leaves EU in crisis David Gow in Strasbourg Thursday October 28, 2004 The Guardian Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights Organisation
Gay Rights -- A summary of the homosexual debate.
mywahaha.com /mw/gay-right.html   (271 words)

 Take Action: Support Marriage Equality for ALL!
Gay, straight, married, single...we need everyone who believes in marriage equality to stand up NOW.
I do support the right of every American to marry, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples.
I believe that marriage and other civil rights protections are essential to making all families safer and more secure.
www.hrcactioncenter.org /campaign/millionformarriageac   (134 words)

 Where the Dolphins Play - <$CategoryName$>
Gay people make up only 10% of the population so if they can save a substantial chunk of change by cutting out advertisements directed exclusively towards gays and lesbians, it's probably not the worst business decision they can make.
Considering the size of the gay market and the well-documented loyalty of gay customers to those who advertise directly to them, it's reasonable to guess that FOrd would be wise to choose the gay community over the AFA if that was the decision they were making.
Were I part of a gay couple involved in such a case I would argue simply that the sate must recognize my union because it was not identical or even similar to marriage since the amendment states that marriage required one man and one woman.
www.dolphinsdock.com /blog/archives/cat_gayrights.php   (4585 words)

 Dennis Kucinich on LGBTQ Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For that reason I support the right of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons to have the full protections and rights afforded under civil law including the right to marry the person of their choice.
There are times, after decades of struggle and perseverance in the name of equal protection, justice, and civil liberty, when a single event becomes a proud and shining moment in the history of everything we stand for and cherish as a nation.
The decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to recognize and uphold this civil right is a victory not just for gay and lesbian citizens who have been denied their civil rights and relegated to second-class status.
www.kucinich.us /issues/gayrights.php   (754 words)

 Houston Voice Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Falwell, who in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, blamed the terrorist attacks on “the pagans, the abortionists, and the feminists and the gays and lesbians,” and who describes himself as “very conservative,” told Carlson that if he were a lawyer, he too would argue for civil rights for gays.
I think—I think the right to live somewhere and to live where you please or to work where you please, as long as you‘re not bothering anybody else, is a basic right, not a—not a special right.
I think you‘re right there—was—this case was about whether or not you can put an ad in the paper that says, I want to rent this apartment, but no gays need apply, or, I want to put up a for-hire sign that says, no lesbians will be hired for this job.
www.houstonvoice.com /2005/8-26/news/national/falwell.cfm   (1445 words)

 Gay Rights a Summary of the debate -- Christ and the Culture -- Faith Facts
To confer marriage-like rights to gays is not the prerogative of people (Matthew 19:6).
But if that teacher wants the job, his Super Rights trump the associational rights of the principal as well as the right of students not to experience extra risk (especially since safety is part of their right to life).
But if—even on a whim &#8212; the homosexuals want the duplex, their Super Rights trump the property and associational rights of the parents as well as their children's right not to be exposed to potential molestation.
faithfacts.gospelcom.net /cul_gay.html   (3760 words)

 Republican gay rights group hits Bush, Romney stances - The Boston Globe
As state lawmakers prepare today to debate a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Massachusetts, a Republican gay rights group is taking the offensive on two fronts: going to the airwaves nationally to take on President Bush and going public locally to highlight its split with Governor Mitt Romney.
The ads include excerpts of the 2000 vice presidential debate, in which Dick Cheney defends the rights of gay couples to "enter into any kind of relationship they want to" and says that states should have the authority to regulate and recognize marriages or civil unions and create their own policies to accommodate them.
But now, in part because Romney is working with lawmakers to outlaw gay marriage and not establish civil unions, many of the group's members feel it's important to demonstrate that not all Republicans oppose gay marriage, Sanchez said.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/03/11/republican_gay_rights_group_hits_bush_romney_stances   (1008 words)

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