Fresh Updates from RACBlog: LGBT Rights
Boy Scouts Lift National Ban on Gay Scout Leaders
Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015
Last night the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) voted to ends its national ban on gay scout leaders and employees. While this vote represents an important step forward for the BSA, the resolution also allows chartered organizations to select their leaders based on their religious beliefs, therefore allowing individual troops to continue to ban gay […]
Historic Bill to End LGBT Discrimination Introduced
Posted on Thursday July 23, 2015
When I came out to my parents in high school as gay, I was fortunate enough to have their full acceptance and love. However, I remember my mom saying early on that she was saddened to know the difficulties I would now have to face because of my identity. But I was already aware of […]
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June is LGBT Pride Month! Hosting a Pride Shabbat service is an excellent way to honor the movement for LGBT equality and inclusion, to celebrate recent victories against discrimination, and to commit to the work ahead.
Currently, federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, credit, and jury selection based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Equality Act would amend existing civil rights laws to protect LGBT people from discrimination.