The results of this research indicate that the laws already enacted in eight states and the bills still under consideration in many more do not strike a proper balance between the freedom of religion and the equal rights of LGBT people under the law. This is a difficult area to legislate, and all parties agreed to leave public accommodation for another time.
In a lawsuit filed infor example, Jack Zawadski sued a Mississippi funeral home for breach of contract and emotional distress, alleging that the home had agreed to transport and cremate the body of his late husband, Robert Huskey, only to renege on the verbal contract when it found out they were a same-sex couple.
Retrieved 5 November Constitution applies to everybody. Studies suggest that awareness of laws affecting lesbian and gay people is higher and discrimination against lesbian and gay people is lower in municipalities that have inclusive protections in place.
Like everyone else, the Church must accept those court rulings, and it will respect the fact that gay marriages are now legal in two-thirds of the states. Duluth News Tribune. Retrieved 13 November Record of Proceedings Hansard.
July 11, Anti-LGBT religious exemption laws are likely to exacerbate mistreatment because, both on their face and in the political discourse that surrounds them, they tend to legitimize and signal official acceptance of discrimination against LGBT people. In rural East Tennessee, one transgender woman described trying for years to find access to therapy and hormones, eventually ordering hormones online rather than obtaining them from a medical provider.
Massachusetts was the first state to do so.