Evidence of Discrimination in Public Accommodations Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
By Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
This analysis was included in an article published in the Journal of Research in Gender Studies in June 2018.
LGBT people file public accommodations discrimination complaints based on sexual orientation and gender identity as often as people of color and women file complaints based on race and sex. This study is the first to measure how frequently existing state public accommodations non-discrimination laws are used by LGBT people. Data on discrimination complaints were collected from 16 states that have state-level laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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