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Issue Position: Civil Rights - Employment Discrimination Against LGBT Americans

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Every year, qualified hard-working Americans are denied jobs or discriminated against while on the job because they are, or are perceived to be, gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual. Yet, Americans have a fundamental belief that working men and women should be judged based on their job performance rather than irrational prejudice.

I am very proud that, in 1982, Wisconsin became the first state to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. I strongly believe we must pass federal legislation to ensure that every American is protected from employment discrimination.

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