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Idea of the Day: The Fight for LGBT Equality Is Not Over

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In late June the Supreme Court delivered a historic ruling affirming that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal respect and treatment under federal law. This decision is key in strengthening families and ensuring greater access to the rights and responsibilities of marriage for same-sex couples.

Marriage equality, however, is not the end of the road in the progression toward full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, Americans. Pervasive discrimination in the workplace harms the economic security of LGBT workers and their families. LGBT immigrants and asylum seekers continue to face significant barriers to shelter, safety, and security. LGBT youth face injustice in schools, on top of alarming rates of family rejection at home. And basic health care is still out of reach for too many LGBT patients.

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