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M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, quoted about workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community

M. V. Lee Badgett, PEP Steering Committee Member, quoted about workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community. In the Marketplace, Lee Badgett explains, "We’ve seen consistently gay and bisexual men have lower earnings than otherwise similar heterosexual men." Workplace discrimination, including being fired, not hired, paid less or harassed, has contributed to economic disparities experienced by LGBTQ workers. In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court said protections based on sex under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act extend to sexual orientation and gender identity.