New Poll: Huge Majority Of Americans Support Federal LGBT Protections

New Poll: Huge Majority Of Americans Support Federal LGBT Protections

According to a new Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll, a big majority of Americans – 69% – support a federal law that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT folks.

Predictably Democrats showed strong support for such legislation at 80%. But independent voters weren’t far behind at 72%. Even Republicans eked out a majority of support at 51%.

LGBT advocacy groups have tried for years to get the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed which would cover many of these protections. Unfortunately, it hasn’t passed in both Congressional chambers in one session.

Perhaps with this kind of support out there, politicians may find more courage to do the right thing on the issue.

Read more from the survey here.