State Laws and Legislation

Rhode Island Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
Rhode Island law explicitly provides that discrimination based on gender identity or expression constitutes an unfair employment practice. Discrimination based on gender identity in credit, housing and public accommodations is also prohibited. R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-5-3 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-5-7 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-37-4 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-37-4.3 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-24-2 (2001).

Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Rhode Island law explicitly provides that discrimination because of sexual orientation constitutes an unfair employment practice. Discrimination based on sexual orientation in credit, housing and public accommodations is also prohibited. R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-5-3 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-5-7 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-37-4 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws § 34-37-4.3 (2001), R.I. Gen. Laws 


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Last Updated: 3/23/2007 

Updated: Thu, March 22, 2007 - 11:00:41