There are people who say that the LGBTQ Civil Rights movement should not be equated to the Black Civil rights movement of the past… they say this as if one single group has a right to claim the term Civil rights movement but in fact it is exactly their civil rights that LGBTQ people are fighting for, they simply want “gender choice and Sexuality” to be added to the list along with race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, and religion
Here is what the government says CIVIL RIGHTS are
What are civil rights?
“Civil rights are personal rights guaranteed and protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal laws enacted by Congress, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Civil rights include, for example:
freedom of speech,
the right to vote,
due process of law,
equal protection of the laws,
and protection from unlawful discrimination.”
Why should the person you love or the gender you identify with keep you from having the same rights as others?