Wide gaps in legal protection for LGBT workers


Exposed. That’s how LGBTQ workers in the majority of states feel when they discover that their rights of non-discrimination in the workplace are non-existent. While there is never a good time to discover prejudice on the job, there is nothing worse than finding it out by losing your paycheck based solely on your sexual orientation or gender identity.

Rachel Mosby had worked for over a decade as the fire chief in Bryon, Georgia, one of the 29 states that offer no laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQs. And for most of that time, it didn’t really bother her, until the day she decides to transition from a man to a woman, and suddenly found herself fired for “performance issues.”

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