• Thu, Apr 25 2013

There Are Still 29 US States Where You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

there-are-still-29-us-states-where-you-can-be-fired-for-being-gayThere are 29 states in America where it’s totally legal to fire workers just for being gay, but one lawmaker is trying to do something to change that.

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon is introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Bloomberg reports.

Nearly 40% of all openly lesbian, gay, or bisexual employees say they’ve experienced discrimination or harassment at work, according to a 2011 study by the Williams Institute. And 9% say they’ve lost a job because they were openly gay.

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  • Rockon

    So how would an employer or co-workers know somebody in the workplace is involved in homosexual behavior unless it is expressed in some way at work? Why would the workplace be an appropriate time and place to express such private matters?