LB 586 Week 1 Assignment 1

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In the lesbian, bi-sexual, gay and transgender (LGBT) community affirmative action should also obtain continued changes. Brandi Bower, longtime Hastings resident and LGBT advocate notes some of the changes that are needed, starting with Nebraska Legislative Bill 568 (LB 586). LB 586 document states the following actions for the communities rights, “Prohibiting disqualification of any person from taking an examination, from promotion or from holding a position because of race, sex, unless it constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification, or national origin, physical disabilities, age, political or religious opinions or affiliations, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other factors which have no bearing upon the individual's fitness…show more content…
This order, “affects nearly 24,000 companies with 28 million collective employees, which is close to one fifth of the U.S.’s workforce,” according to the article ‘President Obama Signs Executive Order on LGBT Workplace Equality.’ (Love) By signing this order, President Obama helped many people be able to have the choice and freedom to be who they are without worry of being judged by others. Just recently the VA published a new guide that gives gay couples information on knowing what benefits that are received under the new laws. The executive order helps students by giving them a chance to come into a workplace or school where equality is a common practice. When applying for college homosexuality and gender identification is not always seen right away and campuses are doing what they can to ensure that the stigma does not affect students from applying into their colleges. ‘Issue Brief: The LGBT Community and Affirmative Action in the United States’ states the following, “Since sexual minorities could still be considered oppressed or disadvantaged groups, one proposed way to end prejudice is to actively “recruit” homosexuals into the workplace and universities.”
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