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LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in the States

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LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in New Jersey:

Since 1992, LGBTQ non-discrimination in New Jersey has protected people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation. In 2006, that law was expanded to include gender identity and expression.

The Path to LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in New Jersey:

  • 1991: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination is amended to include sexual orientation as a class protected from discrimination.
  • 2006: New Jersey’s non-discrimination law is updated to include gender identity and expression.
  • June 28, 2015: The New Jersey legislature passes a bill allowing transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates without a surgery requirement. Governor Chris Christie vetoes the bill on August 10.

Last Updated February 7, 2018