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Assignment 1Thoughts or comments?
LGBTQ+…Five years ago,the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriageacross the UnitedStates, and many Americans believed the fight for LGBTQ equality was finally won.In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal to fire a workerbecause of theirsexual orientation or gender identity, that this is, by its very definition, discriminationbased on the Civil Rights Act (6-3 decision).The “collision between faith and LGBTQ rights” continues to be played out everywhereDo your (or your organization’s) religious beliefs exempt you from following laws?Do LGBTQ rights violate other’s religious right?The “Baker” question still not really resolved w Supreme Court punting for now (2018 and2019)Can a baker, photographer, venue… refuse service based on conflict between religious beliefs?Foster care and adoption rights being heard at the Supreme Court nowCatholic Social Services (for example) who are contracted to provide services by cities Philadelphiawill not place a child in the home of a LGBTQ family. Can the city refuse to contract with CSS?Ruling by the Supreme Court in June 2021Transgender issues and bills are heating up too!This
But there is the ADA, right?DREDF and co-counsel Public Counsel and Sullivan & Cromwell filed a class action lawsuit in2019 on behalf of five elementary school children with disabilities and their parents andguardians against the California Department of Education (CDE), directors of the Contra CostaCounty Office of Education, and staff at Floyd I. Marchus School to challenge the illegal andabusive use of restraints and seclusion in non-emergency situations. As a result of these abuses,Plaintiffs have been denied their right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and theirconstitutional right to an equal educational opportunity. State and Federal laws prohibit andcondemn the use of restraints and seclusion on children, identifying them as ineffective andwarning against their traumatizing and dangerous effects. A 2009 report from the United StatesGovernment Accountability Office documented hundreds of cases of the use of abusiverestraints and found that at least twenty of these cases resulted in the victim’s death. Further,these restraints disproportionately affect students with disabilities.2015 a 7 year old with disabilities in Flint was handcuffed for an hour when he did notimmediately respond to a police officer’s instruction…Not until 2020 did the Supreme Court rule that service dogs could accompany students toschoolIn 2020 DisArt in Grand Rapids had a drag show performance cancelled because the organizerssaid that the disabled (in this case those w Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome) lacked the capabilityto make their own decisions, and were “special souls” who needed “to be protected.”

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