Essay The Lgbt Discrimination Of The United States

1449 Words Nov 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Solving LGBT Discrimination There are an estimated 700,000 people in the United States that identify as being transgender ("Transgender Facts”). The Civil Rights of this section of American citizens is being fundamentally violated by the states and local government for religious reasons, which should not be allowed under constitutional separation of church and state. In comparison to the over three million citizens that occupy this country, this seemingly small group of individuals along with the other residing members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) communities, are under attack. This year alone there have been more than 200 bills introduced by lawmakers in the United States to limit the rights of LGBT people with only a small handful that have passed (Thoreson). These bills range from allowing discrimination to bathroom usage. North Carolina successfully passed their House Bill 2 (HB2) which revokes the rights of transgender citizens to use the bathroom for which they identify and must only use the bathroom of the gender at birth. In Mississippi, the proposed bill (HB 1523) which was blocked the very day it was set to take effect, permitted those with religious beliefs to discriminate against LGBT people based on moral convictions including:
Marriage is a union between a man and woman, sex should only occur in marriage, and “male” and “female” refer to one’s biological sex determined at birth. It allowed individuals and organizations in the state to…

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