Friday, May 13, 2016

Most Americans oppose 'bathroom bills'

A new poll conducted by CNN has found that around 6 in 10 Americans oppose bills like HB2 in North Carolina, the legislation that demands transgender people use restrooms in fitting with their gender at birth, among other restrictions on LGBT protections.

The CNN poll questioned 1,000 people between 28 April and 1 May. Its key findings where as follows:
  • 57% say they oppose laws requiring transgender individuals to use facilities that do not match their gender identity (against 38% who support such laws)
  • Democrats tended to oppose such laws, but Republicans were pretty evenly split – with 48% in favor and 48% opposed.
  • 75% said they support transgender people being afforded protections with regards to employment, housing and public accommodation(compared with 80% who support such protections for gay people)
  • 58% said that they had a family member or close friend who is gay or lesbian.

Recently, other survey found a majority of US citizens support an equality act.

Check the poll here.

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