After the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell, The New York Times shared the stories of LGBT people facing discrimination across the country.
Despite the Supreme Court’s historic marriage ruling, LGBT Americans can still be at risk of being denied services for who they are or risk being fired simply for getting married and wearing their wedding ring to the office.
The article shares the experiences of Tiffany Cannon and Lauren Horbal, a same-sex couple that was denied housing in Tennessee, and Patricia Dawson, a transgender woman who claims she was let go from her job in Arkansas because of her gender identity.
“Treating us as second-class citizens, it’s hurtful,” Dawson told The New York Times.
Earlier this year, an HRC poll found that likely voters support a federal non-discrimination law by an overwhelming margin of 69 to 27. The survey also found that nearly two-thirds of self-identified LGBT Americans reported experiencing discrimination in their personal lives.
HRC is proud to support work towards a comprehensive federal LGBT non-discrimination bill addressing key areas of the lived experience of LGBT people – credit, education, employment, federal funding, housing, jury service and public accommodations. This bill will be critical to ensuring the safety and security of LGBT people across the country.