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State Maps of Laws & Policies

View the laws and policies that affect the LGBTQ community and see where the states stand on important issues.


  • Address discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Address discrimination against students based on sexual orientation only

Increasingly, states are explicitly addressing discrimination against LGBTQ elementary and high school students. This map indicates state laws that prohibit discrimination against students in public education on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The states that explicitly address discrimination against LGBTQ students are shown.

Updated September 13, 2017
  • Address discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Address discrimination against students based on sexual orientation only

Increasingly, states are explicitly addressing discrimination against LGBTQ elementary and high school students. This map indicates state laws that prohibit discrimination against students in public education on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The states that explicitly address discrimination against LGBTQ students are shown.

Updated September 13, 2017