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Discrimination

Fewer than half of all U.S. states have laws protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. There are no federal laws explicitly protecting LGBTQ people.

New England has been a leader in the journey toward LGBTQ civil rights. All six New England states have laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Non-discrimination laws in Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, and most recently Massachusetts prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

All Issues in Discrimination

Credit, Lending & Services

Select your state for information on credit and lending non-discrimination protections.

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Employment

Select your state for information on employment non-discrimination protections.

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Housing

Select your state for information on non-discrimination protections in housing.

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Public Accommodations

Select a state for information on public accommodations non-discrimination protections.

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