With state laws leaving them vulnerable, more than half of LGBT employees are hiding who they are at work for fear of workplace discrimination, according to a survey by the Human Rights Campaign, an arm of the nation's largest LBGT civil rights group.   

Corporate American has made "significant strides" in implementing inclusive employment policies and practices, but there are no state laws prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in 29 states and gender identity in 33 states, the group said.

The HRC is hoping Congress will pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to extend federal sexual orientation and gender identity workplace protections.

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