4. Delaware’s Gender Identity Act Sends the Message that Trans People Deserve Equality
A more recent national Pew Research survey released this month that aimed at assessing the various issues America’s LGBT community faces notes that, while the gay community feels it is gaining acceptance, only 3% of survey respondents feel there is acceptance of trans people.
While nondiscrimination laws cannot of themselves help change this, such laws do serve to set a tone that anti-trans discrimination is not acceptable and in turn can foster a change in general attitudes.
5. Delaware’s Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act is an Example for Other States
With such horrifying statistics the need for the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act and for state and federal laws like it, such as the trans-inclusive federal Employment Non Discrimination Act, become obvious, and even more important to improve the inequality trans Americans face.
As such, Delaware’s encompassing protections should serve as an example for other states that lack these protections and encourage those with bills pending, like New York, to take action now.
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