Non-Discrimination Laws: State by State Information - Map

Protections from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression vary state by state. We’re fighting for full protections in all 50 states and federally. 

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California

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

California bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Colorado

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Colorado state law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Connecticut

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Connecticut state law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations. Gender identity discrimination is prohibited by the state under the category of sex discrimination.

District of Columbia

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The District of Columbia bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Delaware

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Delaware bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing and public accommodations. Sexual orientation is protected against all employment discrimination, while gender identity is protected only against public employment discrimination.

Delaware's protections were put in place by an executive order, administrative order or personnel regulation prohibiting discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hawaii

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Hawaii bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Iowa

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Iowa bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Illinois

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Illinois bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Massachusetts

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Massachusetts state law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing. Massachusetts bars discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations, however gender identity is not protected.

Maryland

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Maryland state law bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Maine

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Maine bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Minnesota

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Minnesota bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

New Hampshire

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation (not gender identity)

New Hampshire bars discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations, however gender identity is not protected.

New Jersey

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

New Jersey bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

New Mexico

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

New Mexico bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Nevada

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Nevada bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

New York

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation (not gender identity)

New York bars discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations, however gender identity is not protected. 

New York's protections were put in place by an executive order, administrative order or personnel regulation prohibiting discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

In New York, the only prohibition against discrimination for gender identity is within the realm of public employment.

Oregon

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Oregon bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Rhode Island

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Rhode Island bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Utah

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Utah bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Vermont

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Vermont bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Washington

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Washington bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Wisconsin

Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation (not gender identity)

Wisconsin bars discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations, however gender identity is not protected.

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