The issue of gay rights has become a very important topic in civil rights legislation in the United States. Title VII was passed in 1964, protecting individuals from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. Further, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA) have also been passed in order to protect those with mental and physical disabilities as well as those over the age of 40, respectively. However, while it is estimated that roughly 10% of the population identifies as either lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB), there are still no federal protections for LGB employees in the workplace who experience discrimination. While most states have laws that protect LGB employees from discrimination, some still lack these ...

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