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Millennial Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination Legislation

Millennial Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination Legislation

A new poll from Generation Progress reveals that Millennials broadly support comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination legislation at the state and federal level.

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idea_bulbDespite historic progress on marriage equality over the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals still lack basic, enumerated protections from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit access, social and civic participation, and government-funded programs in a majority of states and at the federal level. In 2014, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced his intention to introduce legislation that would provide comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people and their families in several areas of life, from the workplace to the public marketplace.

A new poll by Generation Progress, the youth engagement arm of the Center for American Progress, shows wide support among America’s Millennials—defined as individuals between ages 18 and 34—for federal, comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination legislation. Such legislation would provide protections for LGBT people in employment, housing, and other areas of life.

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