Guam Extends Workplace Protections to LGBT Individuals

August 12, 2015 • 5:35 pm

Owen Loftus | oloftus(at) |

Guam Extends Workplace Protections to LGBT Individuals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, after much debate, the legislature of Guam passed the Guam Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which extends workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.

In a speech before the legislative body, the bill’s sponsor, Vice Speaker Benjamin Cruz, said “Let’s provide equality and protection to all our citizens in the workplace,” according to Pacific Daily News.

Matt McTighe, campaign manager for Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement:

“Guam took a positive step in the right direction and serves as an example of what every American state and territory should do to protect individuals from workplace discrimination.  While we’re thrilled with the steps Guam has taken, Freedom for All Americans will not rest until every American is protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.”

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every gay and transgender American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.


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