State Laws and Legislation

Washington Non-Discrimination Law

Gender identity protected? Yes
The definition of sexual orientation in the “law against discrimination” includes gender identity and expression. Discrimination is prohibited in employment, real property transactions, credit and insurance and public accommodations.


Sexual orientation protected? Yes
Washington law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in the areas of employment, real property transactions, credit and insurance and public accommodations.  Executive Order 85-09 (1985) protects public employees from sexual orientation discrimination. Citations: WASH. REV. CODE. § 49.60.130-175, 176, 178, 180, 190, 200, 215, 222-225, 300; Wash. Admin. Code § 356-09-020.

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Updated: Tue, March 13, 2007 - 11:00:17