W HEN GAY Nigerians took to the streets to join massive protests against police brutality last year, it was not just the police who attacked them. Fellow protesters also hurled insults at them, ripped up their rainbow flags and tore placards from their hands. Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. In many parts of the world the young are far more tolerant than their elders of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people. But with a few exceptions, such as in Botswana, which decriminalised homosexuality in , young Africans seem to be almost as homophobic as their grandparents.
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He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberal justices. We do not hesitate to recognize today a necessary consequence of that legislative choice: An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender defies the law. Trump, whose administration took the employers' side in the case, suggested the decision was surprising. But he said: "They've ruled, and we live with their decision," adding it was a "very powerful decision, actually. The court's ruling is likely to have a sweeping impact on federal civil rights laws barring sex discrimination in education, health care, housing and financial credit.
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Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in ,  homosexuality is disapproved of by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. There are currently no separate laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in Russia. Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender following sex reassignment surgery ; however, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression and recent laws could discriminate against transgender residents.
The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.