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See state maps that show the laws and policies that affect LGBTQ people in areas of non-discrimination, healthcare, youth, and more.

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Employment

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Prohibit discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation only

1 State

Prohibit discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity

6 States

Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation only

1 State

Enforcement authorities are accepting complaints on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity because the state has adopted the Bostock rationale into state law*

7 States

Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

22 States & DC

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is currently accepting complaints of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment based on Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination.

*North Carolina's executive order enumerates sexual orientation and gender identity. However, this order has a bathroom carve out for transgender employees making the executive order not fully-inclusive.

*On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are prohibited under federal sex-based employment protections.

For more information on the Supreme Court of the United States' decision in the Bostock vs. Clayton County case, see What the Supreme Court Ruling in Bostock Means For State Legislative Efforts.

Updated March 22, 2021