Maybe the gender premise is unconvincing in its historical analysis, inaccurate as a description of gay life and the discomfort homosexuality causes traditionalists, and incomplete as a tool for the legal analysis of anti-gay discrimination
, but is it all we have?
One is never made privy to the specific social and political context (anti-gay discrimination
) which neccessitated the protests in the first place.
The question, simply put, is whether or not there exists a rational basis for, or a legitimate state interest in, anti-gay discrimination
. In deciding whether or not homosexual conduct causes harm, we must, of course, ignore arguments which take the conduct per se to be immoral, perverse, unnatural, and so forth, since these simply reiterate the religious and philosophical positions that we have already ruled out.
Surveys consistently indicate that most voters oppose anti-gay discrimination
and support civil-rights protections for lesbians and gays.
Streisand said she demands control in her work but only in service to her art that's included directing, acting and producing TV movies, among them 1995's "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story," about anti-gay discrimination
in the military.
"...the San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball to immediately launch a full and transparent investigation into the incident to determine if someone or some people intentionally engaged in anti-gay discrimination
or a hate crime by playing a female's voice to represent a group of gay men with the purpose of denigrating and/or ridiculing gay men.
(In one of the case's many ironies, the state of Oregon would not officially recognize gay marriages until May 2014.) The newlyweds, despite suffering from no shortage of lesbian-tolerant bakeries in the greater Portland area, brought a complaint to Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries, which in turn charged the bakery with violating the state's ban on anti-gay discrimination
in places that serve the public.
According to the author: "He wrote to the governing bodies of both Magdalene and Emmanuel to withdraw his candidacy, citing the possibility that Jeffrey John might launch legal action against him for alleged anti-gay discrimination
. Neither college, he suggested, might want a master mired in courtroom controversy, whatever the arguments for the defence.
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Peterson directs the show, which traces the lives of three people facing anti-gay discrimination
40 years after the Stonewall Riots.
This vague charge of violating moral decency is the legal fiction that allows anti-gay discrimination
to persist in the work environment.
Some of these organizations, like the Salvation Army, are so extreme that they lobby for anti-gay discrimination
, and they even discriminate against heterosexual Christians who don't share their narrow views.