PLST 400 Liberty University Employment and LGBT Paper
Reflection Paper Instructions
You will draft a 2-page research-oriented paper in current Bluebook format that focuses on emerging trends in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Discrimination and the biblical worldview. The paper must include at least 2 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.
The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “no state shall…deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Currently, the Supreme Court has designated certain classes of people to be protected under this clause. For example, laws that distinguish based upon race, sex, religion, etc. are subject to various levels of scrutiny by the Court. However, sexual orientation and gender identification have never been found to be a protected class. Should it be a protected class? In other words, should homosexuals and transgender citizens be afforded special protections under the Constitution?
Should people of the LGBT persuasion receive special legal protections within the workplace? Why or why not?