She was, of course, exactly right. Without these protections, LGBT people across the United States lack clear recourse and redress when they are fired, evicted, or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Kevin R. Finally, even where LGBT people are ultimately able to obtain needed services elsewhere, incidents of discrimination can be psychologically traumatic and degrading. Other friendships may do other good things and be worthy of support; but only marriage unites a man and a woman and directs their complementary sexual-reproductive natures to the having and rearing of children.
To understand the harm, it is important to look at the larger context in which such laws are being considered, including pre-existing anti-LGBT discrimination and how exemption laws can encourage such discrimination, particularly in states without nondiscrimination protections. The religious exemptions that have been considered or enacted by state legislatures take different forms.
Inlawmakers in at least six other states will consider similar legislation. States operate according to their own rules.
They do not, and could not under the Constitution, punish people for voicing opinions. But hey! As a practical matter, Canada beat the U. After all, they could tell themselves, our society, which affirms lesbian couples raising children, believes that children do not need a father.
In latereacting to reports that his group had once again been listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, Cameron told The Colorado Springs, Colo. For the 14th year, the issue was on the table for the shareholders' meeting this past spring, and for the 14th year, Exxon wouldn't budge.
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In a lesbian threesome made international headlines: two had already married each other under the Massachusetts SSM law but now a third joined their union, solemnized by a minister of religion and regularised by a complex civil arrangement; with the help of artificial insemination their baby will have three mothers but no known father.
Yet that already frames religious liberty as toleration by an enlightened majority of an eccentric minority. I believe that the SSM debate highlights the crucial importance of recovering healthy non-marital friendships.