Retrieved June 15, Fighting for laws that are more inclusive of people of regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity will allow them access to their rights to health, education, housing and employment Amnesty supporters around the world stood up for LGBTI rights in Russia in reaction to news that gay men were abducted, tortured and killed by a state sponsored campaign in Chechnya. Nepal has enacted some protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation, and in a government-appointed panel recommended that lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage. On July 21,President Obama signed Executive Orderadding "gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring in the federal civilian workforce and both "sexual orientation" and gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring and employment on the part of federal government contractors and sub-contractors. Clinton's defenders argue that an executive order might have prompted the Senate to write the exclusion of gays into law, potentially making it harder to integrate the military in the future. December 19,
Skip to main content.
Retrieved August 24, Hinduism Today. Scientologist founder L.
The Politics of the Religious Right, p.