While it advances an end to discrimination, Equality PA has begun the process of asking, “What’s next?” To answer this important, strategic question, they need your input.
LGBT Discrimination: Exploring Laws and Policies
The time for full non-discrimination protection for all Pennsylvanians is now.
Heightened Scrutiny, and treating LGBT as a protected class opens the doors for full equality, and such a decision could bed part of the Supreme Courts ration ale in there decision expected before the end of the month.
Are LGBTQ persons a protected class, and if not why shouldn’t they be?
Time will tell how these laws pan out. Some believe they will be ruled unconstitutional, others see a very long road ahead to undo the damage they are now doing. Time will tell.
This breakfast follows the announcement that all four Episcopal Bishops of Pennsylvania endorsed legislation to update PA’s discrimination laws to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Passing non-discrimination protections simply helps create an environment with less fear in the work place which means happier and more successful workers and more successful businesses. That’s a win-win for everyone.
Attack efforts towards some bakers demonstrate a new tactic in the battle against LGBTQ Equality. They are designed to confuse the public about the purpose of non-discrimination laws and perpetuate a myth of Christian persecution.
As the new year begins, I want to lay down some predictions and ideas about what LGBTQ issues ought to be big and important in 2015. Some of these will get much air play and publicity and some will not but should.
What will the LGBTQ movement need to focus upon in 2015 and how. Commentary regarding a state-level strategy for LGBTQ issues as identified by David Mariner and published on The Billerico Project.