The International Business Times' Cole Stangler reports that 31 states in the U.S. don't have any legal protections for LGBT employees from being fired by their bosses. And things aren't getting better. "Less than a year after same-sex couples won marriage rights at the Supreme Court, and as public opinion becomes increasingly gay-friendly, efforts to extend workplace discrimination laws to LGBT people are struggling to gain traction across the country," Stangler reports.
Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEqual, a LGBT advocacy group, told Stangler that focusing on getting same-sex marriage imperiled the possibility of the success of antidiscrimination laws: "'Marriage was centered around these heteronormative stories that people could get into and identify with. With nondiscrimination, it’s a totally different ballgame.”'