USA: 52% Support Workplace Discrimination Protections for LGBT People

Written by scott on June 23rd, 2013

titleAbout the same number of folks in the US support protecting the LGBT community in the workplace as now support marriage equality, according to a new poll. Pink News reports:

The poll, released by the Huffington Post and YouGov, found that 52% of Americans said they favoured laws prohibiting the discrimination whilst 35% said they were opposed to the idea. Younger respondents, and Democrats were more likely than older people and Republicans to support laws protecting against discrimination. 63% of Democrats supported such laws, compared to 28% against, and Republicans were more likely to be opposed, with 47% in favour compared to 39% against.

This number’s surprising to me – usually folks are much more likely to support laws regarding protection from workplace and housing discrimination for gays and lesbians than they are to support marriage equality. Any thoughts on this?

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