Although I don't agree with all anti-discrimination laws
(e.g. hate crimes
), I agree that any protections extended to racial
should be extended to gays.
What I think is more important than job-discrimination, though, would be allowing gays to either marry, or at least form some type of union with the same legal status.
There are 1049 federal laws tailored to married couples, giving them benefits that are denied to gay couples. Marriage brings tax breaks, Social Security benefits, joint ownership of property, and next-of-kin status that affects everything from inheritances to funeral arrangements.