LGBT Americans Aren’t Fully Protected From Discrimination in 33 States

States with No LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

In 28 states, there are no explicit statewide law protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations:


States with Non-Discrimination Laws Lacking Gender Identity Protections

In 3 states, state law protects people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations – but there are no explicit protections from discrimination on the basis of gender identity.


States with Some LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

In 2 states, state law protects people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing, without extending to public accommodations. Utah has no public accommodations discrimination statutes, while Massachusetts’ only extends to sexual orientation.


States with Full LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

In 17 states and the District of Columbia, state law protects people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations: