Today Alabama become the latest US State to allow same-sex marriage after US District Judge Ginny Granade ruled that the Alabama Marriage Protection Act and the amendment that later enshrined it in the state constitution both were unconstitutional.
However just as we start the celebrations HRC the major gay rights organisation reminded us that whilst we now have the freedom to marry in some 37 States, it still doesn’t stop the fact that in 15 of them, gay people can be can still be fired from their job just because of their sexual orientation.
The 15 States in question have no laws that specifically prohibit employment or housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, so the words ‘I Do’ can, and often are, followed by ‘You’re Fired’
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