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Study: Majority of Americans Support Equal Rights for Transgender People

A recent study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows an overwhelming majority of Americans supporting equal rights and legal protections for transgender people.

The Huffington Post has just published new analysis on the study, which was conducted in August and September of last year.

According to the study, 89 percent of Americans agree that transgender people deserve the same rights and protections as other Americans. Support held firm across religious and political party lines.

At 93 percent, support was especially high amongst Catholics, a group that has also shown strong support for the legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

The PRRI study showed broad-based public support for Congress to expand employment protections and hate crime legislation to include protection based on gender identity and expression.

This year, HRC’s Corporate Equality Index enacted new more stringent criteria for transgender-inclusive health insurance benefits. With the new requirements in place, 189 participants still earned the top rating of 100 percent, evidence that the CEI continues to transform the American workplace for the better.

You can see more results from PRRI’s survey here.

H/T Huffington Post

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