Scott Brown: States Should Prohibit Companies From Firing Transgender People

Over at Pam’s House Blend, Laurel Ramseyer reports that Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) may support state laws prohibiting employers from firing employees on the basis of gender identity. Asked about extending employment protections for transgender workers at a recent private company function, Scott initially claimed “we’ve already done it here in Massachusetts” and insisted that the states “should take care of it” once the questioner explained that Massachusetts law only prohibits termination on the basis of sexual orientation and not gender identity or expression.