Opinions have drastically improved on LGBT+ rights in the workplace over the past few years, the Out & Equal Workplace Survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, has found. 67% of all respondents support equal protections for LGBT+ individuals in employment, housing, and public accommodation, such as restaurants, parks, and public restrooms.
Support for employment protections was highest among millennial respondents, 72% of whom believe it should be illegal to fire someone for their LGBT+ identity.
One challenge facing advocates for workplace equality? Few Americans realize that LGBT+ people currently lack protections. Only 13% of respondents state awareness that it is currently legal to fire someone for their gender identity or orientation in 28 states.