The Issue Of Lgbt Discrimination Essay

1578 Words Mar 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Discriminating against LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and its consequences is something that people maybe never seriously think about, although many people get affected by it. The show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” elaborates on the issue of LGBT discrimination. The Equality Act of 2015 is a bill passed by the House of Representatives and Senate, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes. Yet, this does not guarantee the equality of gay people because it is still legal to discriminate against gay people in many states. In 31 states of United states, "people are at a risk of being fired, evicted or refused service just because they are LGBT”(LastWeekTonight). However, we should have federal laws that guarantee lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans the same rights as the straight people specifically in areas of employment, housing, public accommodation and access credit. This controversial topic should matter to all of us because if LGBT are continuously being discriminated against, then we never know when it will be our children who will be differentiated or even tortured based on who they love, how they look, or who they are. Discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is ethically wrong and if it continues, it can lead to lower productivity of LGBT employees and increased suicide rates in the LGBT youth. Some may object and believe that LGBT discrimination is…

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