Study Finds Gay Men Encounter More Job Discrimination Than Lesbians Do  
11/15/2007 5:00:12 AM

Gay men earn less than straight men because of employer discrimination, according to a new study published in the Journal of Labor Research. According to the authors — Bruce Elmslie, a professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire, and Edinaldo Tebaldi, a former assistant professor of economics at UNH and now at Bryant University — gay men who live together earn 23 percent less than their married peers and 9 percent less than unmarried heterosexual men who reside with a woman. Not surprisingly, discrimination is most prevalent in male-dominated management and in blue-collar jobs such as construction.