Category Archives: Sexual Orientation

“RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” OR LGBT DISCRIMINATION?

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Today Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill into law that Mississippi claims protects “sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government.”  Both gay rights groups and Mississippi’s businesses are calling the legislation “discriminatory.”

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POST-OBERGEFELL PROTECTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

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On Friday, June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all states to issue marriage licenses between two adults of the same sex.  The Court’s historic ruling has wide-reaching implications for same-sex couples across the country and is a big step for equal rights.  However, the fight for equality cannot stop here.  Marriage equality is only one component of civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation.

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