Dear Future President,
I am writing to respectfully ask you to consider passing federal laws that would make job discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender expression illegal. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) are treated unfairly by employers, they experience employment discrimination, and they lack federal employment protection.
LGBT should have federal rights and protections to be treated fairly by employers. A Pew Research Center survey cited 21 percent of LGBT that had been surveyed said employers treated them unfairly because of their sexuality or gender identity. LGBT experience employment discrimination. The National Black Justice Coalition cited almost 50 percent of black LGBT have experienced employment discrimination at one point in their life. According to another national survey 90 percent of transgender people have experienced on-the-job harassment or mistreatment, 47 percent were fired, not hired or denied a promotion because of their gender identity.
LGBT deserve equal treatment under federal law regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. LGBT lack federal employment protection, although 22 states have passed laws making job discrimination due to sexual orientation illegal, it has left them without federal protection.
LGBT should have the rights and freedoms to live openly, have their identities, relationships, and families respected, and expect fair treatment on the job, at the doctor's office, and in schools, housing, and public spaces. In the UK the Human Rights Act passed in 1998 has provided these protections and freedoms: you are entitled to defend your right in the UK courts and that all public organisations and institutions have an obligation to respect everyone’s human rights. (http://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/love-human-rights) (https://www.acluak.org/en/issues/lgbt-rights)
Please consider passing federal laws that would make job discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender expression illegal. The above evidence shows why there’s a need for federal laws to protect employment right for LGBT.