5th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Survey Finds LGBT Employees More Accepted

5th Annual Out & Equal Workplace Survey Finds
LGBT Employees More Accepted

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22 (UPI) — The fifth annual Out & Equal Workplace Survey, a Harris Interactive/Witeck-Combs Communcations survey, reveals that 61 percent of U.S. adults think that companies should be free to offer partnership benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

The Survey also found that 72 percent of those questioned favor company non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation, up from 63 percent in 2002.

Gays and lesbians included in the survey had a growing comfort level with being open about their orientation. Half said they would be comfortable displaying a same-sex partner's photograph in the office, and 62 percent said they would be comfortable introducing same-sex partners to supervisors and other management.

In 2002, only 34 percent were comfortable with photographs and 41 percent with introductions.

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