Gay rights promote equality in all areas of life, including marriage and protection in the workplace. According to Gallup, 4.1 percent of Americans identify as LGBT, with growth highest in women, millennial, Hispanic, and Asian populations. Nearly 71,000 LGBT people currently serve in the armed forces, and 6 percent of children in foster care are being raised by LGBT people. This book provides thorough and balanced information on the topic of gay rights. Its visually appealing presentation and compelling examples provide context. Readers will be inspired to think critically about gay rights and the ways in which current legislation and debate impact their peers and community.