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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 LGBT elementary and high school students. These protections can be in the form of statutory law, regulation or ethical codes of conduct for teachers. The states that explicitly
address discrimination against LGBT students are shown.

Updated April 25, 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 LGBT elementary and high school students. These protections can be in the form of statutory law, regulation or ethical codes of conduct for teachers. The states that explicitly
address discrimination against LGBT students are shown.

Updated April 25, 2017