Philadelphia LGBTQ Discrimination Lawyers
Sidney L. Gold & Associates actively supports the rights and advancing legislation to protect members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. There are currently 21 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that have laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Out of these states, 16 also have laws against discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression. Pennsylvania currently does not have specific protection for the LGBTQ employee, but in some cases, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal to discriminate against an individual based on sex, can be used to defend members of the LGBTQ community who experience discrimination based on their sexual or perceived sexual identity.