Non-Discrimination Laws: State by State Information - Map

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  • California

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • New Hampshire

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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • New York

      Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation
      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

    • 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

    • 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.
  • Vermont

    • 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

    • 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

    • Wisconsin

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