Civil Rights Act Of 1964: Oppression Of Homosexuals

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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY Oppression of gays and lesbians SW 3110 Greg Spiek 11/17/2009 This paper examines the present experience of oppression on gays and lesbians 2 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Other laws forbid employment discrimination based on individuals’ age or physical or mental disability. However, other aspects of humanity are beyond legal protection. Most notably, employment discrimination against individuals who are or are perceived to be lesbian, gay, or bisexual remains legal in most of the United States. The purpose of this paper is to examine the wage effects of such discrimination, what the…show more content…
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