Anti-Gay Workplace Discrimination

A Williams Institute study found that nearly half of LGBT Utahns have endured discrimination at work

SALT LAKE CITY—A study released on Tuesday found that nearly half of Utah’s LGBT community have experienced workplace discrimination.

The Williams Institute study, based on an Equality Utah survey of 1,000 LGBT Utahns, reported that 43 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual workers have suffered employment discrimination—and that number jumps to 67 percent for transgender residents.

The study also found that on average, men in gay relationships earned 20 percent less in 2010 than straight men, and that women in same-sex relationships earned $10,000 less than their heterosexual counterparts despite clocking more hours on the job.

Utah law does not prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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