PFLAG supports equal employment practices and employee benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG supports federal, state and local employment laws that protect persons in public and private workplaces from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. If workplace benefits are provided to opposite-sex married couples, these benefits should apply to same-sex couples in legally recognized relationships. Workplace benefits should include basic medical coverage, dependent care, retirement, and medically necessary care of transgender individuals to protect all families’ financial and medical well-being. In advance of passing comprehensive legal protections for LGBT employees and their families, PFLAG calls upon all employers to implement such measures proactively.
(Adopted by the PFLAG Board of Directors on July 23, 2001. This policy statement supersedes the PFLAG policy statement “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” of May 22, 1994. Revised April 1, 2012.)