LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Discrimination protection should extend to everyone

Monday, March 18, 2013 | 2:46 p.m. CDT; updated 9:22 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 18, 2013

Discrimination is, by definition, unfair treatment. Here in Missouri, we have established a set of laws called the Missouri Human Rights Act to prevent discrimination in housing, the workplace and places of public accommodation. However, protections provided under this act do not extend to all of our citizens. We must also ensure that people cannot be fired or denied a place to live based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. To do so, we need to add these protections to Missouri’s non-discrimination policy. Missourians for Equality is attempting to make this happen.