Saturday, June 30, 2007

Anti-Gay Discrimination by the Numbers

40 Number of states that have Defense of Marriage Acts
11 Number of states that have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage and/or any legal contracts for same-sex couples
41 Number of states that do not permit second-parent adoptions for gay couples
3 Number of states that have laws explicitly prohibiting gay individuals and couples from adopting and/or being foster parents
28 Number of states that do not regularly permit gay adoptions
19 Number of states that do not include sexual orientation in hate crimes legislation
15.5 Percentage of reported hate crimes that are commited against LGBT people
20 Percentage of gay people that have been victims of hate crimes
33 to 50 Percentage of anti-gay hate crimes that are reported
34 States that permit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation
44 States that permit discrimination in employment based on gender identity
38 States that permit discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation
726 Members of the military discharged for being gay in 2005 (Due to military decision to cut down on anti-gay discharges for duration of war, prewar numbers were substantially higher.)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Laina said...

Well said.

8:57 AM  

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