State Laws and Legislation

South Carolina Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? No
No provision of South Carolina state law explicitly addresses discrimination based on gender identity. Sex and disability discrimination are addressed by South Carolina's civil rights laws, but it is unclear whether these provisions could provide a cause of action for gender identity-based discrimination. S.C. Code Ann. § 1-13-80 (2001), S.C. Code Ann. § 31-21-40 (2001).


Sexual orientation protected? No
No provision of South Carolina law explicitly addresses discrimination based on sexual orientation. Race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, familial status, weight and disability are among the classifications recognized under South Carolina's non-discrimination laws. S.C. Code Ann. § 1-13-80 (2001), S.C. Code Ann. § 31-21-40 (2001).


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Last Updated: 3/26/2007  

Updated: Sun, March 25, 2007 - 11:00:08