With the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” gay men and women will finally be afforded the opportunity to serve our country openly and not hide in the shadows. This is cause for great celebration in the LGBT community. However, as anyone involved in that community will tell you, there is still much work needed to be done to insure legal rights and participation for all. Look no further then the ongoing debate over the right for gay men and lesbians to marry for proof of this. What will it take to move these issues forward? That’s easy: dedicated and committed activists working inside the law.
Yes, this means we need more lawyers, but lawyers who are focused on LGBT issues. Working within the system to craft legislation and prevent discrimination is the most powerful tool in the arsenal of the LGBT community. Of course protests and petitions are also key, but once you get everyone’s attention, then what happens? That’s when the lawyers step in. There are many areas in civil law that have to be changed in order to bring equality for all. A potential law student who is interested in this field of study could begin their course work through online learning. This is a very proactive method of building a baseline of knowledge in an affordable and flexible manner.
By opting to start or continue your higher education with distance learning, you’ll be able to adapt your virtual class schedule with your work and family life. You’ll still have deadlines, but instead of having to be in class at 9 a.m., you can participate by posting to your class forum at any time. Most online degree programs are also transferrable. Earnmydegree.com can show you all the available options. The LGBT community is waiting for strong leaders.