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The Regulation Of Lgbt Orientation

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“It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression” (Milk). The regulation of LGBT* discrimination in various environments varies by jurisdiction. Many states have established rules that prohibit bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation and general harassment based on sexual orientation. However, very few of these protections extend to cover sexual identity. The repercussions of these limited protections surfaced from the very beginning in the form of discrimination, attacks and abuse of LGBT* citizens. In fact, over half of US workers in today’s labor force work in a state where it is perfectly legal to fire someone or refuse them employment based on their gender or sexual orientation. Society likes to pretend as though these violent attacks have lessened through the years, though the truth of the matter is that, over the last ten years, though hate crimes in general have gone down, the percentage of hate crime victims targeted based on sexual orientation or gender is on the rise. Many incredible activists have made monumental attempts at understanding the nature of these hate crimes and this discrimination in modern America. However, even the most incredible scholars cannot completely comprehend the nature of the violence until they experience it for themselves, and Clementine Von Radics is one of these
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