Employment Discrimination Sexual Orientation

2/6/2014

Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Twenty one states and the District of Columbia prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation, as of January 2014. Of those states, 10 states and D.C. also prohibit employment discrimination based on gender identity. Five states and D.C. prohibit employment discrimination on either gender identity or gender expression.

State Prohibitions on Employment Discrimination Based on:

State

Sexual
Orientation

Gender
Identity

Gender
Expression

California

X

X

X

Colorado

X

 

 

Connecticut

X

 

 

Delaware

X

X

 

District of Columbia

X

X

X

Hawaii

X

X

X

Iowa

X

X

 

Maine

X

 

 

Maryland

X

 

 

Massachusetts

X

X

 

Minnesota

X

 

 

Nevada

X

X

X

New Hampshire

X

 

 

New Jersey

X

X

X

New Mexico

X

X

 

New York

X

 

 

Oregon

X

 

 

Rhode Island

X

X

X

Vermont

X

X

 

Washington

X

 

 

Wisconsin

X

 

 

Source: Westlaw 50-state statute searches