Is sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination an issue in the U.S.?


Yes, it’s not just Arizona. Survey data indicates that discrimination against gay and transgender workers is prevalent across the country. In 2013, a national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 21 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender respondents had been treated unfairly by an employer in hiring, pay, or promotions. (Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Arizona, The Williams Institute, January 2015)