The purpose of this paper is to summarize the limited body of research that focuses on the efficacy of sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation in reducing discrimination.
Reviews past research that documents overt and subtle forms of workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals and describes how legislation plays an important role in changing social norms and underlying attitudes.
Empirically demonstrates that legislation effectively can reduce discrimination.
Informs legislative debate and promotes the expansion and adoption of national, state, and local legislation on sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation.
Hebl, M., Barron, L., Cox, C.B. and Corrington, A.R. (2016), "The efficacy of sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 35 No. 7/8, pp. 449-466. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-07-2016-0060
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