The country of Uganda is pushing to pass a controversial “anti-gay” bill that would call for stiff penalties against homosexuality.  The law will include life imprisonment and the death penalty.  This law is an effort to protect the traditional family here in Africa, and also protect the future of our children.  The push to pass the bill comes in the wake of a controversial article printed in a Ugandan newspaper.  Uganda’s “top 100 homosexuals” an article printed in Uganda’s Rolling Stone (no relation to the U.S. magazine) included pictures and addresses of Ugandans perceived to be gay.  Since the article was published, those individuals whose names appeared in the paper have endured harassment and violent attacks.  At least four Ugandans have been attacked, according to gay rights groups in the country.   Full Article.

Under United States law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation.  However, with the recent President support to repeal the Military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, many Gay and Lesbian Organizations are hopeful that the discrimination based on sexual orientation will be prohibited in all work places.  To date, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.  Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.

The attorneys at Leeds Morelli & Brown, P.C., dedicate a large amount of their practice to employment discrimination claims.  For any questions, contact an attorney at the Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C. law firm for a free consultation at 1-800-585-4658. Leeds Morelli & Brown P.C.’s website is located at www.lmblaw.com.