Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump Administration Works to Enforce Discrimination as Majority of Public Supports LGBTQ Equality - HRC

by Brian McBride
Originally published: May 16, 2017
Publisher: HRC.org

A healthy majority of Americans support marriage equality and workplace protections for LGBTQ people, but you wouldn’t it know based on the Trump administration's efforts to roll back the rights of the LGBTQ community.  

Yesterday, Gallup released new findings showing that 64 percent of U.S. adults favor marriage equality -- the highest ever recorded since the polling firm began tracking the issue.

Earlier this year, a Gallup poll found that more than 10 million American adults identify as LGBTQ,  an historic increase from the 8.3 million who self-identified as LGBTQ in 2014. Additionally, a recent HRC poll conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that 47 percent of Americans have a favorable views of transgender people, the highest percentage yet recorded by the firm.