12 May '12, 3am

Rep. West: Anti-Gay Job Discrimination Doesn't Exist | Care2 Causes

Rep. West: Anti-Gay Job Discrimination Doesn't Exist | Care2 Causes

When Rep. Allan West isn’t busy searching for communists in Congress he apparently likes to deny LGBT discrimination even exists in the United States: This from a Thursday interview with Think Progress’s Scott Keyes. Rep. West, who has previously said that being gay is a choice and so DADT repeal was not necessary because gays could just choose to change, is arguing from ignorance. He apparently hasn’t bothered to learn that in 29 states it remains legal to fire someone solely based on their sexual orientation and in 38 states based on their gender identity. More than this, surveys have found that at least 16% of gay people say they have experienced some form of anti-gay discrimination in the workplace, while 90% of trans people surveyed in the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce’s groundbreaking transgender discrimination survey reported experiencing harassment, mistreatme...

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