A South Carolina Democrat, Rep. James Smith plans introduce an LGBT non-discrimination bill next week. LGBTQ Nation reports:
A bill protecting all workers from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity will be introduced in the South Carolina House of Representatives next Tuesday, according to staff at a state LGBT equality group. “All hardworking people in our state should have the chance to earn a living and provide for themselves and their families,” South Carolina Equality Executive Director Ryan Wilson said in a release… The legislation, the Workplace Fairness Act (H. 4025), is being introduced by state Rep. James Smith (D-Richland), a leading employment and civil rights law attorney.
It’s a small but welcome step forward in the state that has historically been very conservative and anti-gay.