The Need for Full Federal LGBT Equality: Discrimination in the Workplace
Currently, LGBT Americans are subject to great uncertainty and potential discrimination in the workplace.
Only 19 states and D.C. explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. Of the LGBT Americans who have experienced discrimination, 47 percent reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace.
Last week, HRC endorsed The Equality Act, a comprehensive federal non-discrimination law. The Equality Act wouldn’t just provide explicit protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace. It would also provide basic protections against discrimination in access to public spaces, housing, education, jury service, credit and federal funding.