There Still Aren’t Full Protections for LGBTQ Workers

“Where we are headed with marriage is fantastic, but at the same time, in over half of states you can be legally fired for being gay or transgender and no one is talking about that,” said Ineke Mushovic, executive director of the Movement Advancement Project, a research group that co-wrote a recent report about the job discrimination and the various financial inequities that gay people face in the workplace.

Just 21 states in the U.S. prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a report by the Center for American Progress and Human Rights Campaign.

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