Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision for LGBTQ2S+ Rights
We in the U.S. are one step closer to LGBTQ2S+ Americans being protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act from abusive employers and hateful state laws designed to provide cover for those who claim they are using their religious beliefs to hide their real motive- hate.
The U.S. Supreme Court with a 6-3 landmark decision today gives "us" legal protection. That's right- 54 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, "we" finally can't be fired for being who we are.
We won a battle today but there is still a "freedom war" to win, we still need more laws to provide "full" protection for the LGBTQ2S+ community.
Now "the Land of the Free", as our national anthem states so ironically, must rise even further to provide Federal Standards for police departments so that individual departments cannot allow abusive tactics and excessive force to go unreported and unpunished.
Black Lives Matter.....just as much as any life does. The 1964 Civil Rights Act has never fully protected Black and Brown people either....that WILL change!
The people in the White House and this Administration and many other powerful elected officials have been saying recently that they "don't see systematic racism in law enforcement or in government" but yet, every time they look in the mirror, it's staring right back at them. We "the people" are turning the spotlight on it so they can see themselves for what they are.
232 years ago "The Preamble" to the newly ratified U.S. Constitution began by stating that "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union" was a noble attempt by our brilliant founding fathers but it has fallen short of their hopes and dreams, so now 232 years later, "We the people" must make sure that commitment truly means ALL of us in the United States. Then and only then, can we call ourselves "The Land of the Free and the home of the brave." For generations, we have sung that anthem and thereby have "talked the talk" but only after we have "walked the walk", can work to regain the respect of our allies.....and there is much work to be done to earn it back.
- 16 Jun, 2020
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