For more recent information on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the workplace, housing, and the public square, click here. Download this column pdf. Download to mobile devices and e-readers from Scribd. Gay and transgender individuals continue to face widespread discrimination in the workplace. Moreover, a staggering 90 percent of transgender workers report some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job.
Stigma and Discrimination
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The justices will hear three challenges from New York, Michigan and Georgia involving workers who claim they were fired because they were gay or transgender:. Instead, they agreed to hear all three cases. The Justice Department under President Donald Trump supported the companies, contending that federal civil rights laws do not protect workers based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The U. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, based in New York, and the 7th Circuit, based in Chicago, ruled that sex discrimination laws protect gays and lesbians. The 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, said they do not. It does not specifically address sexual orientation or gender identity.
History of Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender. It "also refers to a person's sense of identity based on those attractions, related behaviors, and membership in a community of others who share those attractions. Along with bisexuality and heterosexuality , homosexuality is one of the three main categories of sexual orientation within the heterosexual—homosexual continuum.