"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" may be gone, but discrimination isn't. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act prevents the federal government from recognizing the marriages of lesbian and gay service members, leaving them and their families without crucial legal protections.
The Virginia House of Delegates voted yesterday to block an openly gay Richmond prosecutor from becoming a general district court judge. This is what discrimination based on sexual orientation often looks like.
Q. I just applied for a new job, and am not sure if I should be “out” during the interview process. I don’t think my state protects employees from being discriminated against based on their sexual orientation. Can I be out at my interview or at work without risk of being rejected or fired?