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The Cost of Employment Discrimination against Transgender Residents of Florida

  • Author(s): Brown, Taylor NT
  • Herman, Jody L
  • et al.
Abstract

The State of Florida spends more than a half million dollars each year as the result of employment discrimination against transgender residents. Currently, 10 counties and 14 cities in Florida have ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in public and private sector employment, but nearly 22,000 transgender adult residents are not covered by these laws. Employment discrimination against transgender adults in Florida costs the state an estimated $570,000 annually in state Medicaid expenditures alone.

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