Rep. Allen West Denies LGBT Workplace Discrimination Happens in U.S.

Tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is denying that LGBT people face employment discrimination in the U.S. On Thursday, Think Progress’ Scott Keyes asked West if he would be willing to support a law that bans hiring or firing of people based on their sexual orientation.

“That don’t happen out here in the United States of America,” West insisted.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, it’s legal to fire someone for being gay, lesbian or bisexual in 29 states. And 34 states allow businesses to fire workers for being transgender.

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