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EEOC Ruling Bars Workplace Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians

The recent EEOC ruling is an important step forward to ending employment discrimination, and it affirms what a majority of Americans have believed for a long time: discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the workplace is wrong.

This EEOC ruling is specific to workplace discrimination, and it provides the opportunity for gay and lesbian people to seek legal remedy if they are experiencing discrimination at work. This ruling is limited to workplace discrimination, and does not protect lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people from discrimination in housing and business services.

We still lack comprehensive and explicit laws that apply uniformly to LGBT people in areas like employment, housing, business services, and education. And, we still need to update our laws to ensure that we protect all people from discrimination in Pennsylvania.

The public support for ending discrimination is stronger than ever, with the latest polling in Pennsylvania showing that 74% of voters believe that we need comprehensive discrimination protections.

For more information on the EEOC ruling of July 15, read the coverage in the Washington Blade.

 

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