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Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector

Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector
Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector
Published September 2012
By Crosby Burns, Kate Childs Graham, and Sam Menefee-Libey
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Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector

Why It’s a Problem for State and Local Governments, Employees, and Taxpayers

This new report by AFSCME and the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that when lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) public workers experience on-the-job discrimination, it isn’t only the workers who suffer, but taxpayers, too.

Government employers who discriminate have a harder time recruiting and retaining the best workers. They suffer from diminished workplace productivity. They expose themselves to costly litigation. In short, discrimination against LGBT workers makes government inefficient, which, in the end, costs taxpayers.

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