“I remember thinking, ‘What do I say to my daughter? I’m going to be home before she gets home.’ … I remember thinking rent is due. … I remember thinking practical matters about finances.” – Kimya Afi Ayodele
Very few options for legal recourse exist when addressing workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, workers. This comes at a time when most Americans support federal workplace protections for LGBT workers. In a 2011 Center for American Progress poll, 73 percent of likely 2012 voters supported protecting LGBT workers from workplace discrimination. This tremendous support even crossed political party affiliation—81 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents, and 66 percent of Republicans supported nondiscrimination laws that would protect LGBT workers.
Read the full article at the Center for American Progress.