Gay rights refers to the movement for non-discrimination against homosexual or bi-sexual men and women (gays and lesbians).
Also see the article on "Gay Rights" in the Wikipedia.
Executive Order 13087
- "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, and in order to provide for a uniform policy for the Federal Government to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 11478, as amended, is further amended as follows:
- "Section 1. The first sentence of section 1 is amended by substituting 'age, or sexual orientation' for 'or age'.
- "Section 2. The second sentence of section 1 is amended by striking the period and adding at the end of the sentence ", to the extent permitted by law.".
William J. Clinton
THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 28, 1998.
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- About Gay Marriage.
- "Gay Rights" at SpeakOut.com.
- Gay Rights Info website: "Congressional and state legislator voting records, information on state and local laws and policies on discrimination, hate crimes, adoption, and domestic..."
- Gay Rights Watch.
- Human Rights Campaign website.
- "Lesbian and Gay Rights" page, American Civil Liberties Union website.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights at Human Rights Watch website.
- NOW and Lesbian Rights, National Organization for Women website.
- The Center for Lesbian and Gay Rights website.
- The Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas (LBRL) website.
Articles & commentary
- Stephen Barr, "Gay Rights Information Taken Off Site. New GOP Head of Agency Says He Is Reviewing Material," Washington Post, February 18, 2004: "The Web pages at the Office of Special Counsel, an independent agency whose mission is to protect whistleblowers and other federal employees from retribution, has removed references to sexual orientation from a discrimination complaint form, training slides, a brochure titled 'Your Rights as a Federal Employee' and other documents. ... Scott J. Bloch, the agency head, said he ordered the material removed because of uncertainty over whether a provision of civil service law applies to federal workers who claim unfair treatment because they are gay, bisexual or heterosexual."
- Press Release: "Anti-Gay Texas Marriage Amendment Passes Senate. Hurtful Legislation Will Weaken Legal Agreements in Texas," LGRL, May 21, 2005.
- Molly Ivins, "Duck and cover time. Texas lege enshrines anti-gay provision in state constitution," Working for Change, May 24, 2005.
- Christopher Lee, "Official Says Law Doesn't Cover Gays. Counsel Cites Lack of Authority to Enforce Discrimination Ban," Washington Post, May 25, 2005.
- Press Release: "Special Counsel Disregards Two Decades of Law Protecting Federal Employees from Discrimination," civilrights.org, May 25, 2005.
- John Aravosis, "Dear Scott Bloch," AMERICAblog, May 25, 2005.
- Press Release: "Log Cabin Calls On Scott Bloch, Office of Special Counsel, to Resign," LogCabin.org, May 25, 2005: "Yesterday, in testimony before the United States Senate, Bloch said that he did not believe current law protects federal employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Mr. Bloch's assertion flies in the face of 30 years of precedent and openly defies an executive order supported by President Bush."