As we in the U.S. are now anticipating a Supreme Court decision that hopefully will establish marriage equality for all, it is prudent to be aware that even if/when this happens, there is still a lot of work to be done! State-wide laws that protect against LGBTQ discrimination are all-too rare, and this absence will still have a major influence on the well-being and very lives of LGBTQ people and families. Local and organizational policies that protect the rights of LGBTQ people are equally important – a place where YOU can take action! Check your professional organizations, your place of employment – any club or society you belong to, to determine if these local organizations have statements of anti-discrimination based on sexual and gender identity. Every time we join with others to protect our full human rights, we are contributing to progress that protects us all!
Watch this wonderful video produced by Vox.com that explains how most states discriminate against LGBTQ people:
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As we sit and hope that marriage equality will become a national right in the U.S., it’s important not to think that means the battle is over. There are still far too many states where it is legal to fire someone or deny them housing or service for even thinking they might be part of the gender and sexual minority community. Check out this video for more information.