Good morning Senator,
I am a frequent voter and active member of the LGBT community in St Louis. I wanted to thank you for sponsoring this bill, which includes gender identity and sexual orientation as protected categories. As you may have have read in the Missouri Foundation for Health's August 2012 report on Responding to LGBT Health Disparities, one in seven LGBT Missourians reports experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Also, 78% of transgender students have been harassed at school, with 35% also experiencing physical assault. Clearly, this is an issue that concerns every one of us who do not conform to traditional gender or sexuality. Keep up the support for LGBT Missourians.
Andy Semler http://www.senate.mo.gov/D04WebApps/Contact.aspx