Why LGBT Americans Still Don’t Have Full Legal Protection, Taking Back The Fitting Room

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How long does it take you to find a pair of pants that fit right? We learn about the phenomenon of vanity sizing — or the act of changing the numbers on a size label to make a customer feel good– and why some are calling for women to take back the fitting room. We also talk to a law expert about why he says gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being relegated to what he calls a fragmented class of people under a mix of federal and state laws.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Stephen Engel Guest
  • Eliana Dockterman Guest

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