Jury Selection Bill To End LGBT Discrimination Introduced In Washington

Three U.S. senators have re-introduced legislation in hopes of abolishing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act of 2013 would prohibit the practice of striking jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a statement emailed to HuffPost Gay Voices. The legislation, which was introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), has already been a number of LGBT advocacy groups including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National LGBT Bar Association and the Alliance for Justice. Read More…
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Jury Selection Bill To End LGBT Discrimination Introduced In Washington


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