Wednesday, November 29, 2017

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Opposes Trump Stand, Urges Protections for LGBTQ Workers

LGBTQ Nation reports:

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is urging Congress to pass legislation protecting LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination.

[The Commission] found that LGBTQ workers have “faced a long, serious, and pervasive history of official and unofficial employment discrimination by federal, state, and local governments and private employers,” according to a press release out with [a] report [they issued].

It notes that an “inconsistent and irreconcilable patchwork of state laws against anti-LGBT workplace discrimination and federal court decisions interpreting existing law” leaves the community vulnerable. Further, it is difficult to know the true extent of the problem, as federal data points are lacking.

The Trump administration has been on the other side of this issue, intervening in court cases to argue that it should be legal to fire people for being a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person.
See full story here.

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