Government Attempts to Conditional Protections for LGBT in the U.S.

Source: Vox

Lawmakers introduced the Fairness for All Act, which would establish protection for LGBT against discrimination to a degree. Vox reports that this is a rebuttal to an earlier proposal that sought to establish all protections for those who identify as LGBT, and this weaker version would increase protections for religious groups at the same time to continue to discriminate against LGBT.

There are currently no discrimination protections for people who identify as LGBT, meaning anyone can be evicted or kicked out of a business simply for their sexual orientation.

“The so-called Fairness for All Act is an unacceptable, partisan vehicle that erodes existing civil rights protections based on race, sex and religion, while sanctioning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people,” said Human Rights Campaign president, Alphonso David, as reported by Vox.

“For LGBTQ people living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities, this bill is a double whammy of dangerous rollbacks and discriminatory carve-outs.”

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