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Gay Coal Miner Sam Hall Is West Virginia’s New Workplace Discrimination Hero

Sam Hall, the gay West Virginia coal miner who’s suing his former bosses at Spartan Mining Co. for failing to protect him from harassment on the job, just catapulted himself to the forefront of the LGBT equality fight yesterday by rallying in support of bills before state lawmakers that would protect our kind in the workplace. “What I have noticed is that employees tend to follow the lead of their employers when it comes to discriminating and harassing others in the workplace. Why, as West Virginians, do you allow this type of behavior and harassment to occur and then go unpunished?”