No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, the Fight for LGBT Equality Isn’t Over

Rainbow Flag BANNERJune 23, 2015 – Reported by TakePart.com – Tremendous strides have been made over the last decade when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights. Same-sex couples can now marry in 37 states; a landmark federal case in California ordered the state to pay for a transgender inmate’s gender reassignment surgery; and President Obama issued an executive order barring companies that contract with the federal government from discriminating against LGBT workers.

So, Why Should You Care? Before the week is over, the Supreme Court will issue its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the lawsuit that will determine whether same-sex couples have a fundamental federal right to marriage. As we await what many predict will be a win for same-sex marriage advocates, it’s worth considering the work that remains ahead in achieving equality for LGBT Americans. While a positive ruling for same-sex marriage would be a huge step forward, it’s important to look past the altar at the other ways LGBT people still endure disparate treatment…story continues below…

via No Matter What the Supreme Court Decides, the Fight for LGBT Equality Isn’t Over | TakePart.

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