Essay about Employment Discrimination of LGBTQ+

 People in the LGBTQ+ community have different rights in States they live in. There are no federal laws protecting the rights of the employees from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity in the United States. Therefore, there is no state –level protection in twenty-eight of the fifty states employees can be fired for being LGBQ. (Knight). However, Congress needs to pass more laws to protect the LGBTQ+ community for work place discrimination, rather than having all these States disagree with each other. If someone is qualified to do a job, then there is no reason to stop them from working because of what they’ve chosen to become. In my opinion, we should have one Federal law for the LGBTQ+ community that allows them to get a job they are qualified for.

My research is to inform the audience that it is an ethical to discriminate against the LGBTQ in the work place and in life, generally. Growing up, way back in Ghana, people faced violence motivated by hateful attitudes toward their sexuality or gender Identity, because of their appearances were often called names which led to commit suicide. Others got beaten for being a part of LGBTQ community and for reviling their identity. Sexual orientation and gender identity are integral aspects of them and should never lead to discrimination or abuse. I personally love spending time with members of the LGBTQ community because they are fun to be with.

Congress needs to pass more laws to protect the LGBTQ community for work place discrimination. Is it illegal to fire employees because of their sexual orientation? Or should Congress act to make it illegal? A boss can’t fire a female employee because she refuses to wear makeup and jewelry or has a masculine look. Many states and localities prohibit basis in hiring, promotion, job assignment and compensation, as well as harassment on the basis of one’s sexual orientation. Less people extend their protections to cover sexual identity. As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit concluded in its own ruling on sexual-orientation discrimination, “all gay, lesbian and bisexual persons fail to comply with the sine qua none of gender stereotypes — that all men should form intimate relationships only with women, and all women should form intimate relationships only with men.”(Lindley) That said, Congress, not the judiciary, would ideally settle this question, writing explicitly into the law workplace protections for LGBTQ people. This would leave no doubt about the law’s meaning.

It would also attach more democratic legitimacy to the shift. Many states — including some deep-red ones — have already imposed within their borders anti-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation (Lindley). Congress has bills ready on the shelf that would nationalize these protections, (Lindley) If President Trump meant any of the things, he said about wanting to protect LGBT people, he would push Congress to extend these protections from coast to coast, instead of allowing lawmakers to punt their work to the courts once again. Recently, on social media there was a video trending around of a meal transgender using the bathroom. He recorded a numerous video of him being harassed by his school’s administrative for wanting to use the women’s restroom. As the federal government turns its back on transgender students, there is much that local officials, schools administrators and parents can do to foster inclusive and safe learning environments (Mike).

We should have one federal to the LGBTQ community to get accepted in any jobs they apply to and federal employee protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. Public opinion is moving more quickly than judges and elected officials. The United States supreme court passed up a chance Monday to decide whether federal workplace protections on sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation. The question has divided lower courts and presidential administrations, as well. When Barack Obama was president, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said gay workers were covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But the Trump administration has said the language of the law is more restricted, covering gender but not sexual orientation. It seems clear that the Supreme Court at some point will have to settle the issue. But the case at hand, involving a lesbian who worked as a hospital security officer in Georgia, had procedural problems that some argued made it a troublesome test case for the issue. A genuine champion of gay and transgender rights would have steered clear of politicians like Mr. Sessions and Vice President Mike Pence, who have gone to great lengths to vilify and oppress gay and transgender Americans. A Ghanaian man who owns a store at Marinsburg mall located in West Virginia, hired a young Latino girl to work for them, When the man found out she was lesbian, he fired her immediately due to him being slightly homophobic.

If someone is qualified to do a job, then there is no reason to stop them from doing it just because of what they’ve chose to be. No one should never be discriminated or judge. We all equal people that have families to feed, without getting hired cause of their sexuality how are they supposed to feed their family. President Trump announced that he intended to continue enforcing an executive order his predecessor issued to protect L.G.B.T.Q people from workplace discrimination. ”President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the L.G.B.T.Q. community,” (Mike) the White House said in a statement on Jan. 31. Then along came Attorney General Jeff Sessions. How come president Trump decide to continue with Obama’s right to protect the LGBTQ community and the next thing he does is change his mind about doing it? This should be a clarifying moment for the L.G.B.T.Q movement. Mr. Trump has offered no evidence that he is committed to advancing the L.G.B.T. rights the remarkable progress this community has made over the past decade will fall on ordinary Americans (Mike).

As one can see, if congress pass the law for LGBTQ community to have their rights, they won’t be discriminated against their sexuality and gender ability everyone will be equal and be working happily without having any problems. Congress needs to pass more laws to protect the LGBTQ+ community for work place discrimination, rather than having all these States disagree with each other. If someone is qualified to do a job, then there is no reason to stop them from working because of what they’ve chosen to become.


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Champman, Michelle. “LGBT rights: The patchwork states of America.” CNN Wire, 18 Feb. 2014. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 28 Nov. 2018.

White, Mike. “Trump Breaks Promise on L.G.B.T. Rights.” New York Times, 24 Feb. 2017, p. A26(L). Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 28 Nov. 2018.