Despite Victory At The Supreme Court, Discrimination Remains Beyond Marriage
It has been less than two weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry nationwide. But despite our progress on marriage equality, LGBT discrimination persists. In 28 states, same-sex couples can now be legally married one day, and then legally fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, denied credit, or refused services or goods simply because of their sexual orientation. Similarly 31 states lack explicit protections from discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations. Check out this infographic below for more details. To find out more about the need for nationwide, explicit protections from discrimination for LGBT Americans, check out the infographic below and this report from the Center for American Progress.
BOTTOM LINE: The Court’s decision was a huge step forward for LGBT rights, but the fight is not over. All Americans deserve the opportunity to live free from fear of discrimination.
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