Study Highlights Lack of Protections for Trans Americans

By February 10, 2017Uncategorized

Amid fears that Trump will hinder efforts toward equality, a recent study found a lack of protections for trans people living in the U.S.

Conducted by LGBT think tank MAP (Movement Enhancement Project), the study “looks at legal equality across the country,” and analyzes state laws across five categories: Non-Discrimination, LGBT Youth Laws and Policies, Health and Safety, Ability for Transgender People to Correct the Name and Gender Marker on Identity Documents, and Adoption and Parenting.

The 2015 Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality was a step forward for LGBT Americans. However, the study notes that over 200 anti-gay bills have been introduced in 20 states since the SCOTUS ruling.

To track LGBT-related policy around the country, MAP maintains LGBT Equality Maps. Updated daily to reflect the most current policy, these maps illustrate data on LGBT policies broken down by state. Find the maps here.

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