New statistics from the annual sex survey from Adam & Eve have identified just how Americans feel about schools allowing gay and lesbian teachers.
The controversial survey, which was taken by over 1,000 adults, thankfully found that the majority of respondents (87 per cent) thought that teachers identifying as gay or lesbian should be allowed to teach. Broken down, 91 per cent of women and 83 per cent of men felt this way.
Alarmingly, six per cent said they did not believe that gay and lesbians were allowed to teach in schools.
Although federal law protects people from workplace discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, sex, age and disability, the law fails to specifically address sexual orientation. In the recent past, more than 20 states and Washington, D.C, have prohibited sexual orientation discrimination in private employment, but LGBTQ+ teachers still face discrimination regarding their sexuality in the public sector.
“The purpose of Adam & Eve’s annual sex survey is to gauge changing sexual attitudes and values with American adults,” says Chad Davis, Director of Marketing for Adam & Eve.
The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices.