Gays and Lesbians. Unlike race, gender, age, ethnicity or religion, sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under current federal civil rights law.

Civil rights for LGBT people in the United States are advocated by a variety of organizations at all levels and he spoke of the gay civil rights movement:

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The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

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Jul 11, 2011 · Gay Rights vs. Civil Rights. African Americans banned together to fight racial injustice, but for some, gay rights is a different battle

Jun 10, 2015 · Ben Carson said Wednesday night that he was “irritated” by the comparison between the fight for same-sex marriage rights and the Civil Rights Movement.

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The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and

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by Minh T. Nguyen (written in 1999) We refer to basic human rights like the freedom of speech and association, liberty, and equal treatment in court as civil

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This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a national organization that works daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend the individual rights and