Lgbt Discrimination Essay

862 Words Mar 4th, 2013 4 Pages
Griffin Martin
Uros Petrovik
Social Problems (Soc 125)
February 16, 2013

LGBT Discrimination

There are many laws in place to prevent or discourage discrimination. Laws that protect people in the workplace, in activities held on federally funded properties and against violent crimes based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or gender of any person. These laws have all been lacking in protection for LGBT persons. Most states do have laws addressing hate crimes and a large number of those do include crimes against LGBT persons but states do vary in their list of protected classes and a few states have no laws addressing hate crimes at all. Federal laws were lacking in LGBT protection in it’s hate
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