According to the Human Rights Campaign, “it remains legal in 29 states to discriminate based on sexual orientation, and in 34 states to do so based on gender identity or expression.”
To end this, 54 groups have teamed up to push the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) forward. If this legislation is passed, then LGBT workers will be protected from discriminatory hiring, firing, etc. This bill has been in the works for many years now. With the Republican control in 2010, progress halted. With Obama’s reelection and a growing acceptance, these groups are pushing for the bill to fully develop and take place.
This is especially important because many young adults are new to the workplace. More job opportunities will be available for LGBT workers, without fear of discrimination.