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According to the report, 30 states do not have state law protections for being transgender or gender-nonconforming. (Image: Shutterstock)

While many states and employers are enforcing LGBT-inclusive policies, progress is “at best sporadic and uneven” – and therefore a national anti-discrimination workplace law specifically addressing sexual orientation and gender identity must be enacted, according the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ report, “Working for Inclusion: Time for Congress to Enact Federal Legislation to Address Workplace Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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