In the majority of U.S. states, people can be denied service in a restaurant, kicked out of a taxi cab, or denied access to a bathroom — just because of who they are or whom they love. That’s the alarming conclusion of a new report from the Movement Advancement Project (MAP). The report and an accompanying television ad highlight how “public accommodations” laws provide an unequal patchwork of protections for LGBT people across the country. The result is that half of LGBT people face a very real risk of discrimination and harassment in public places. The report outlines clear steps that lawmakers, advocates and business owners can take to help ensure that when businesses serve the public, they serve everybody equally.
Gay & Lesbian Rights
Advancing the cause of full equality for LGBT Americans, by protecting marriage equality and other civil rights.
This Isn’t About Cake
Court decision will determine if we keep moving forward to protect more people from discrimination, or if we turn back the clock.
The Facts: LGBT Anti-Discrimination Quiz
How many states have laws that fully protect LGBT people from discrimination?
Open to All
As each of us navigates daily life, its celebrations and pains, no one should worry that they might face discrimination simply because of who they are.