i think that lgbtq people are already equal to everyone else, and the lgbtq community is just fighting for more rights then everyone else in america kinda like feminism. amirite?

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It does feel like dominance over equality.

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You are incorrect. You need to read up on federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws.

Race, sex, age, religion, national origin, familial status, physical or mental disability, veterans, genetic information and pregnancy are all considered to be protected classes by federal law. (Most state and local laws as well.) These laws prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, etc... for all members of those protected classes.

Unfortunately that is not the case for LGBTQ people. The United States has no federal law outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation or sexual identity nationally. There are some protections on the federal level, but it's a mish-mash of executive orders (some of which Trump has revoked), court rulings, and Justice Department policies . It varies state by state and city by city. In 28 states there are no laws protecting LGBTQ from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation. And in several states (TX, GA, IL, AK, NC, SD, LA, among others) bills have been introduced that are specifically designed to limit or eliminate the rights of LGBTQ people. Some examples; In Arkansas the state government passed a law preventing any local government from passing a law prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and sexual identity. Texas has introduced a bill that would require public universities and schools to provide funding (tax payer money) for groups that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and identity. Kansas wants to allow government officials to deny services (legal rights enjoyed by all citizens) to LGBTQ people based on personal religious beliefs.

I would say that LGBTQ people are certainly more accepted socially than 20 years ago, but equal to everyone else? No. Not according to the law. And when you consider who is, and who is not, a legally protected class, to argue that "the LGBTQ community is just fighting for more rights than everyone else in America" is completely ridiculous.

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@hawaiianboi they do fall under anti-discrimination laws

Again, it depends upon where one lives and upon the issue in question. A simple google search would have cleared up any misconceptions you may have.

@Chris_the_Demon You are incorrect. You need to read up on federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Race, sex, age...

true but its illegal to discriminate against anyone in the u.s. equal opportunity law.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 is the act which gives the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) authority to sue in federal courts when it finds reasonable cause to believe that there has been employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
and even if this doesnt specifically say the lgbtq community they still fall underneath the law due to how its worded.

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I'm gay and even I no longer feel welcome in the LGBT community. Partly because I don't view myself as an oppressed victim, and partly because they hate masculine gay men as much as they hate cops and straight people now. They say we have "internalized homophobia" or that we're "brainwashed by society into acting masculine", then they accuse us of being bigoted and claim we hate fems and trans people when that's not true at all, and all we want is to be ourselves. For a community that says they're welcoming and open-minded, I've found a lot of them to be hostile towards anyone who isn't exactly like them. A lot of the sane, rational people have been driven out or bullied into silence, leaving only the crazy militant extremists. These days I feel much more acceptance from straight people.

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@TAST Wrong in every way

in what way prove me wrong

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Bruh... what