Daily Archives: October 17, 2011

Badgett: Study suggests discrimination against gay applicants

M.V. Lee Badgett

M.V. Lee Badgett, economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, comments about a new study that finds a significant amount of discrimination in hiring against openly gay men in some parts of the country. According to Badgett the study, “rules out differences in the gay and heterosexual applicants’ skills and experience by design, so the fact that gay applicants are much less likely to be invited for an interview is hard to explain by anything other than discrimination.” (Bay Area Reporter, 10/13/11)