Texas Senate Committee Considers Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBT Community
April 3, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
Today the Texas Senate Committee on Economic Development heard testimony on a bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Meghan Stabler, a member of HRC Board of Directors, and State Legislative Director Sarah Warbelow testified in support of SB237.
"Corporate America continues to raise the bar in workplace fairness, and now it is time that our lawmakers echo it," Stabler said in her testimony. "LGBT-inclusive workplace policies are not only the right thing to do and good business practices, they are the new normal."
Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people continues to be a very real problem. Currently, an individual can be fired in 29 states for their sexual orientation, and 34 states for their gender identity or expression.
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