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gay discremination

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Mesky Holt

on 29 April 2010

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Gay discremination
By:Mesky! Students who describe themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered are five times more likely to miss school because of feeling unsafe. 28% are forced to drop out. Due to sexual orientation discrimination, lesbians earn up to 14% less than their heterosexual female peers with similar jobs, education, age and residence 42% of homeless youth are identified as lesbian, gay or bisexual Different Does NOT Mean Less Than Same-sex couples do not have rights like family health coverage, child custody and medical and bereavement leave,
Same-sex couples cannot file joint tax returns and enjoy income and estate tax benefits,
LGBT persons cannot assume pension or Social Security benefits in the event of the death of a same-sex partner,
LGBT persons do not have the automatic ability to make medical decisions for an incapacitated spouse,
LGBT persons cannot petition for their same-sex partner to immigrate,
LGBT persons are not entitled to leave of absence (up to 12 weeks) from work to care for a seriously ill partner or parent of a partner,
Parenting responsibilities of children brought into LGBT families through birth, adoption, surrogacy or other means can be questioned or challenged through legal means,
LGBT persons do not have the ability to purchase continued health coverage for a same-sex partner after the loss of a job.
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