Boston's Rainbow Times looks ahead from this summer's win for marriage equality, and they asked us for the ACLU view:
“Marriage equality nationwide does represent a huge victory, but we still need to keep working for other protections,” said Christopher Ott, Communications Director, ACLU of Massachusetts. “We particularly need to protect transgender people and LGBTQ people of color from discrimination, and to include protections for all LGBTQ people in employment, housing and public accommodations. We also need to make sure that claims of religious liberty don’t get used as an excuse for discrimination, as we saw in Indiana a few months ago.”
The message to the masses and the subsequent framework it established, set up the fight for other causes, according to Ott.
“… The marriage fight showed that we can move public opinion—and the protection of the law—in favor of equality, and we need to continue doing that to address other forms of discrimination,” Ott said.
Read the whole story, with representatives from many other organizations, at Same-Sex Marriage Not Enough: Refocusing the Fight for LGBT Equality.