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After same-sex marriage ruling, broadening the quest for gay rights

After same-sex marriage ruling, broadening the quest for gay rights

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, advocates of equality for gays and lesbians hope to maintain the momentum by securing equal treatment in other areas, notably employment. As Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) pithily put it in a Washington Post article: "You can be married on Saturday, post your pictures on Instagram on Sunday and fired from your job on Monday" if you don't live in a state or locality with a law against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. But the already tortuous path to that goal is complicated not only by continued resistance in Congress but by a dilemma facing supporters of...

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