President Barack Obama made a statement recently that he supports same-sex marriage. This brings to light an issue of which American voters are evenly split. In an interview with ABC News Obama states, “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Even though Obama once opposed such marriages, he now shows that his views changed. At present, 50% of Americans believe same-sex marriages should be recognized by law as valid, while 48% believe these marriages should not be legal. See full article:
Currently, discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not itself is not yet protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but this law does makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for more information: www.eeoc.gov/policy/vii.html.
It is challenging when people are subjected to racism or discrimination, especially in a nation that was created on the premise of equal rights for all citizens. The lawyers at Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC, located in Nassau County, New York, have fought against discrimination for over two decades with much success. If you have been a victim of discrimination because of your age, gender, race, or sexual orientation, call 1-800-585-4658 to schedule an appointment for free consultation