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Last week, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the Army illegally discriminated against a transgender civilian employee. When Tamara Lusardi was working for the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in Huntsville, Alabama, she was forced to only use a single-use restroom.
The American LGBT community has increasingly begun to contribute to the success of LGBT rights worldwide. However, the contributions go both ways. Countries in some other parts of the world have adopted gay equality laws much earlier than the United States, and some of that progress has contributed to the success of the LGBT movement in the United States. Here are 11 ways that advances in LGBT rights elsewhere have helped the American gay movement.
1. Canada helped bring marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Criminal Justice Task Force directs the Caucus’ engagement on issues for LGBT individuals within the criminal justice system. This includes communication with the Department of Justice and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to ensure safe and humane ways to detain or house transgender people in accordance with their gender identity.