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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 04:54 PM

We still don't have our LGBTQ rights. What are we going to do about it?

Everyone remembers Obergefell v. Hodges. Thousands of people from around the country went out to the streets to fight for their right to love who they want to love. And they won! The Supreme Court ruling legalized marriage across the whole country, and everyone celebrated this massive event in not only the history of the LGBTQ community but the history of the world.

People looked forward to what was next; maybe it would be the Equality Act, maybe letting people choose the bathrooms that align with their gender, or even the legal recognition of non-binary people federally. But there was nothing. There were some wins here and there, but there havenít been any action nearly as big since 2015. Why?

Itís not that we donít need these big actions anymore; there are still so many issues affecting LGBTQ people around the world.

We still donít have protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation federally, let alone for gender identity. So a man can get married to his husband, then turned away by the baker of their wedding cake, fired from his job, and kicked out of his apartment. When they get on their feet, they can be denied adopting a child.

If someoneís trans, they could be forced to use the wrong bathroom, barred from sports, and misgendered at the DMV, in addition to job and other forms of discrimination.

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VOTE! Vote as if you life depended on it. Oh wait, IT DOES!

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Mickju Apr 20 #1
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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 05:16 PM

1. Sometimes I don't like my country very much.

Iím 76 and will probably never see true equality.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Apr 20, 2020, 06:47 PM

2. If we have patience we might see that COVID-19 drastically reduces the number of the

opponents of all equality measures...

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