This important legislation adjusts existing Labor Code to protect gay & transgender people just as it currently protects people based on race, religion, sex, national origin and disability.
LGBT Texans should not have to worry about losing their job based on sexual orientation and negative stereotypes. This historic legislation will not only affirm the dignity and equality of LGBT persons but will provide them with the security they need to help put Texas back to work!
Supporting this legislation is an ecenomic and social priority. "Most people incorrectly assume that it is already against the law to fire someone solely because they are gay or transgender," said Chuck Smith, Executive Director at Equality Texas. "What a lot of people don't realize is that there is no statewide law in Texas to prohibit someone from being unfairly fired for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance. HB 238 would help protect hardworking Texans from being unfairly fired."