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Sexual Orientation Policy Tally

The term “sexual orientation” is loosely defined as a person’s pattern of romantic or sexual attraction to people of the opposite sex or gender, the same sex or gender, or more than one sex or gender. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.

Gender Identity Policy Tally

“Gender identity” is a person’s deeply-felt inner sense of being male, female, or something else or in-between. “Gender expression” refers to a person’s characteristics and behaviors such as appearance, dress, mannerisms and speech patterns that can be described as masculine, feminine, or something else. Gender identity and expression are independent of sexual orientation, and transgender people may identify as heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual. Laws that explicitly mention “gender identity” or “gender identity and expression” primarily protect or harm transgender people. These laws also can apply to people who are not transgender, but whose sense of gender or manner of dress does not adhere to gender stereotypes.

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Local Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Local non-discrimination ordinances protect people from discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and/or public accommodations.

Click here for a list of city and county ordinances by state.
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  • 100% of state population is protected from discrimination based on gender identity (statewide protection)
  • 50-99% of state population is protected from discrimination based on gender identity through local ordinances (see note)
  • 25-49% of state population is protected from discrimination based on gender identity through local ordinances (see note)
  • 1-24% of state population is protected from discrimination based on gender identity through local ordinances (see note)
  • 0% state population is protected from discrimination based on gender identity through local ordinances (see note)
  • State explicitly bans cities and counties from passing nondiscrimination provisions (see note)
NOTE: The percentages shown in this map reflect the coverage of private employment, housing, and public accommodations at the local level. While the vast majority of local ordinances include all three areas of coverage, some ordinances are not fully comprehensive in that regard. A state with an asterisk (*) indicates that there are cities and counties in the state with protections in that are not fully comprehensive, meaning that they lack employment, housing, and/or public accommodations protections. The state of Utah has a double asterisk (**) because state-level protections only exist in employment and housing, but not in public accommodations. For more information about the scope of a state's coverage, please see the listing in the city and county tab.

Employment non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly fired, not hired, or discriminated against in the workplace by private employers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Housing non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly evicted, denied housing, or refused the ability to rent or buy housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Public accommodation non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly refused service or entry to, or from facing discrimination in, places accessible to the public on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Public accommodations laws generally cover anywhere someone is when they are not at home, work, or school, including retail stores, restaurants, parks, hotels, doctors’ offices, and banks.

Only jurisdictions with ordinances that prohibit discrimination in private employment are listed. Other localities may have executive orders that apply to government employees and these are not listed. The level of enforcement of these ordinances may vary by jurisdiction. As a result of a 2012 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruling, the federal sex discrimination law, Title VII, now protects employees nationwide from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. By contrast, this map looks at state and local laws and ordinances that explicitly protect workers from discrimination based on their gender identity. This information is constantly changing, and we welcome suggestions for additions or changes. Email us here. This data is collected in collaboration with the Equality Federation and state equality groups, when possible.

Recommended citation:
Movement Advancement Project. "Equality Maps: Local Non-Discrimination Ordinances." http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/non_discrimination_ordinances (date of access).

Click here for a list of city and county ordinances by state.

Local non-discrimination ordinances protect people from discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and/or public accommodations.

Click here for a list of city and county ordinances by state.
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Vermont New Hampshire Washington D.C. Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Alaska Hawaii California Oregon Washington Nevada Utah Arizona Idaho Montana Wyoming Colorado 33 Texas North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Minnesota Iowa Louisiana Arkansas Missouri Mississippi Florida Georgia Tennessee South Carolina North Carolina Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Kentucky Ohio West Virginia Maine New York Pennsylvania Virginia Vermont New Hampshire
  • 100% of state population is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation (statewide protection)
  • 50-99% of state population is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation through local ordinances
  • 25-49% of state population is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation through local ordinances
  • 1-24% of state population is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation through local ordinances
  • 0% state population is protected from discrimination based on sexual orientation through local ordinances
  • State explicitly bans cities and counties from passing nondiscrimination provisions (see note)
NOTE: The percentages shown in this map reflect the coverage of private employment, housing, and public accommodations at the local level. While the vast majority of local ordinances include all three areas of coverage, some ordinances are not fully comprehensive in that regard. A state with an asterisk (*) indicates that there are cities and counties in the state with protections in that are not fully comprehensive, meaning that they lack employment, housing, and/or public accommodations protections. The state of Utah has a double asterisk (**) because state-level protections only exist in employment and housing, but not in public accommodations. For more information about the scope of a state's coverage, please see the listing in the city and county tab.

Employment non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly fired, not hired, or discriminated against in the workplace by private employers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Housing non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly evicted, denied housing, or refused the ability to rent or buy housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Public accommodation non-discrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly refused service or entry to, or from facing discrimination in, places accessible to the public on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Public accommodations laws generally cover anywhere someone is when they are not at home, work, or school, including retail stores, restaurants, parks, hotels, doctors’ offices, and banks.

Only jurisdictions with ordinances that prohibit discrimination in private employment are listed. Other localities may have executive orders that apply to government employees and these are not listed. The level of enforcement of these ordinances may vary by jurisdiction. This information is constantly changing, and we welcome suggestions for additions or changes. Email us here. This data was collected in collaboration with the Equality Federation and state equality groups, when possible.

Recommended citation:
Movement Advancement Project. "Equality Maps: Local Non-Discrimination Ordinances." http://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/non_discrimination_ordinances (date of access).

Click here for a list of city and county ordinances by state.

A city or county with an asterisk (*) indicates that the protections provided therein are not fully comprehensive in that they do not cover employment, housing, and public accommodations. For more information about the scope of a particular ordinance in this category, please contact MAP info@lgbtmap.org.

Alabama

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Birmingham
  • Mobile*
  • Montevallo

Sexual Orientation 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Birmingham
  • Mobile*
  • Montevallo

Gender Identity 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Birmingham
  • Mobile*
  • Montevallo

Alaska

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Anchorage City-Borough (Consolidated Govt)

Sexual Orientation 45% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 18 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Anchorage City-Borough (Consolidated Govt)

Gender Identity 45% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 18 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Juneau
  • Sitka
  • Anchorage City-Borough (Consolidated Govt)

Arizona

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Sedona
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Winslow

Sexual Orientation 35% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 15 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

6 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Sedona
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Winslow

Gender Identity 35% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 15 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

5 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Flagstaff
  • Phoenix
  • Sedona
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Winslow

Arkansas

Sexual Orientation 0% of population protected

Gender Identity 0% of population protected

California

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Colorado

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Connecticut

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Delaware

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

District of Columbia

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Florida

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • St. Augustine*
  • St. Petersburg
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Dunedin*
  • Gainesville
  • Greenacres
  • Gulfport
  • Key West*
  • Lake Worth
  • Leesburg
  • Mascotte
  • Miami Beach
  • Mount Dora
  • North Port
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • St. Augustine Beach*
  • Tampa
  • Venice
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach
  • Alachua County
  • Broward County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Jacksonville-Duval County (Consolidated Government)
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

Sexual Orientation 62% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

12 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

24 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Dunedin*
  • Gainesville
  • Greenacres
  • Gulfport
  • Key West*
  • Lake Worth
  • Leesburg
  • Mascotte
  • Miami Beach
  • Mount Dora
  • North Port
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • St. Augustine Beach*
  • St. Augustine*
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tampa
  • Venice
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach
  • Alachua County
  • Broward County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Jacksonville-Duval County (Consolidated Government)
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

Gender Identity 61% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

11 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

25 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Dunedin*
  • Gainesville
  • Greenacres
  • Gulfport
  • Key West*
  • Lake Worth
  • Leesburg
  • Mascotte
  • Miami Beach
  • Mount Dora
  • North Port
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • St. Augustine Beach*
  • Tampa
  • Venice
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach
  • Alachua County
  • Broward County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Jacksonville-Duval County (Consolidated Government)
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

Georgia

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Fulton County*
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Atlanta
  • Doraville

Sexual Orientation 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 159 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Atlanta
  • Doraville
  • Fulton County*

Gender Identity 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 159 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Atlanta
  • Doraville

Hawaii

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Idaho

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Bellevue
  • Boise
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Driggs
  • Hailey
  • Idaho Falls*
  • Ketchum
  • Lewiston
  • Meridian
  • Moscow
  • Pocatello
  • Sandpoint
  • Victor

Sexual Orientation 35% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 44 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

13 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Bellevue
  • Boise
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Driggs
  • Hailey
  • Idaho Falls*
  • Ketchum
  • Lewiston
  • Meridian
  • Moscow
  • Pocatello
  • Sandpoint
  • Victor

Gender Identity 35% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 44 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

12 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Bellevue
  • Boise
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Driggs
  • Hailey
  • Idaho Falls*
  • Ketchum
  • Lewiston
  • Meridian
  • Moscow
  • Pocatello
  • Sandpoint
  • Victor

Illinois

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Indiana

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Fort Wayne
  • Michigan City
  • Tippecanoe County
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Anderson
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Columbus
  • Evansville*
  • Hammond
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • New Albany
  • South Bend
  • Terre Haute
  • Valparaiso
  • West Lafayette
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County

Sexual Orientation 32% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 92 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

15 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Anderson
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Columbus
  • Evansville*
  • Fort Wayne
  • Hammond
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Michigan City
  • Muncie
  • New Albany
  • South Bend
  • Terre Haute
  • Valparaiso
  • West Lafayette
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County
  • Tippecanoe County

Gender Identity 27% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 92 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

13 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Anderson
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Columbus
  • Evansville*
  • Hammond
  • Indianapolis
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Muncie
  • New Albany
  • South Bend
  • Terre Haute
  • Valparaiso
  • West Lafayette
  • Marion County
  • Monroe County

Iowa

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Kansas

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Lawrence
  • Manhattan
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Sexual Orientation 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 105 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

4 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Lawrence
  • Manhattan
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Gender Identity 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 105 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

3 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Lawrence
  • Manhattan
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Kentucky

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Covington
  • Danville
  • Frankfort
  • Louisville
  • Maysville
  • Midway
  • Morehead
  • Paducah
  • Vicco
  • Jefferson County
  • Lexington-Fayette County

Sexual Orientation 27% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 120 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

9 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Covington
  • Danville
  • Frankfort
  • Louisville
  • Maysville
  • Midway
  • Morehead
  • Paducah
  • Vicco
  • Jefferson County
  • Lexington-Fayette County

Gender Identity 27% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 120 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

9 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Covington
  • Danville
  • Frankfort
  • Louisville
  • Maysville
  • Midway
  • Morehead
  • Paducah
  • Vicco
  • Jefferson County
  • Lexington-Fayette County

Louisiana

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Sexual Orientation 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 64 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Gender Identity 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 64 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

Maine

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Maryland

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Massachusetts

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Michigan

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Birmingham*
  • Douglas
  • Grand Ledge*
  • Saginaw*
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Adrian
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Charter Township
  • Detroit
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Flint*
  • Grand Rapids
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion (Village)
  • Lansing
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Meridian Township
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • Traverse
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

Sexual Orientation 22% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 83 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

37 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Adrian
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Birmingham*
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Charter Township
  • Detroit
  • Douglas
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Flint*
  • Grand Ledge*
  • Grand Rapids
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion (Village)
  • Lansing
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Meridian Township
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saginaw*
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • Traverse
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

Gender Identity 22% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 83 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

40 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Adrian
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Charter Township
  • Detroit
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Flint*
  • Grand Rapids
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion (Village)
  • Lansing
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Meridian Township
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • Traverse
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

Minnesota

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Mississippi

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Magnolia

Sexual Orientation 7% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 82 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

3 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Magnolia

Gender Identity 7% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 82 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

3 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Magnolia

Missouri

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • St. Charles
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Clayton
  • Columbia
  • Creve Couer
  • Ferguson
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood
  • Olivette
  • Richmond Heights
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis
  • University City
  • Jackson County
  • St. Louis County (unincorporated)

Sexual Orientation 38% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 115 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

14 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Clayton
  • Columbia
  • Creve Couer
  • Ferguson
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood
  • Olivette
  • Richmond Heights
  • St. Charles
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis
  • University City
  • Jackson County
  • St. Louis County (unincorporated)

Gender Identity 37% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 115 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

13 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Clayton
  • Columbia
  • Creve Couer
  • Ferguson
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood
  • Olivette
  • Richmond Heights
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis
  • University City
  • Jackson County
  • St. Louis County (unincorporated)

Montana

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Bozeman
  • Butte
  • Helena
  • Missoula
  • Whitefish
  • Silver Bow County

Sexual Orientation 17% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 56 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

5 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Bozeman
  • Butte
  • Helena
  • Missoula
  • Whitefish
  • Silver Bow County

Gender Identity 17% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 56 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

4 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Bozeman
  • Butte
  • Helena
  • Missoula
  • Whitefish
  • Silver Bow County

Nebraska

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Omaha

Sexual Orientation 22% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 93 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Omaha

Gender Identity 22% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 93 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Omaha

Nevada

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

New Hampshire

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

New Jersey

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

New Mexico

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

New York

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Albany
  • Binghamton
  • Buffalo
  • Ithaca
  • New York City
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse
  • Suffolk County
  • Tompkins County
  • Westchester County

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

North Carolina

Sexual Orientation 0% of population protected

Gender Identity 0% of population protected

North Dakota

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Grand Forks*

Sexual Orientation 0% of population protected

Gender Identity 0% of population protected

Ohio

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • North Olmsted*
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Akron
  • Athens
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Newark
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • South Euclid
  • Toledo
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

Sexual Orientation 29% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 88 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

22 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Akron
  • Athens
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Newark
  • North Olmsted*
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • South Euclid
  • Toledo
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

Gender Identity 28% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 88 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

21 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Akron
  • Athens
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Newark
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • South Euclid
  • Toledo
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

Oklahoma

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City*
  • Tulsa*

Sexual Orientation 3% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 77 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City*
  • Tulsa*

Gender Identity 3% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 77 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City*
  • Tulsa*

Oregon

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Pennsylvania

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Abington Township
  • Allentown
  • Ambler Borough
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgeport Borough
  • Bristol Borough
  • Camp Hill Borough
  • Carlisle Borough
  • Cheltenham Borough
  • Conshohocken Borough
  • Dickson City Borough
  • Downingtown Borough
  • Doylestown Borough
  • East Norriton Township
  • Easton
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatboro Borough
  • Haverford Township
  • Jenkintown Borough
  • Kennett Square Borough
  • Lancaster
  • Lansdale Borough
  • Lansdowne Borough
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Mt. Lebanon Township
  • Narberth Borough
  • New Hope Borough
  • Newtown Borough
  • Newtown Township (Bucks County)
  • Norristown Borough
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenixville Borough
  • Pittsburgh
  • Pittston
  • Plymouth Township (Montgomery County)
  • Reading
  • Ross Township
  • Royersford Borough
  • Scranton
  • Springfield Township
  • State College Borough
  • Stroudsburg Borough
  • Susquehanna Township
  • Swarthmore Borough
  • Upper Dublin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • West Chester Borough
  • West Conshohocken Borough
  • Whitemarsh Township
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Yardley Borough
  • York
  • Allegheny County
  • Erie County

Sexual Orientation 33% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

53 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Abington Township
  • Allentown
  • Ambler Borough
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgeport Borough
  • Bristol Borough
  • Camp Hill Borough
  • Carlisle Borough
  • Cheltenham Borough
  • Conshohocken Borough
  • Dickson City Borough
  • Downingtown Borough
  • Doylestown Borough
  • East Norriton Township
  • Easton
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatboro Borough
  • Haverford Township
  • Jenkintown Borough
  • Kennett Square Borough
  • Lancaster
  • Lansdale Borough
  • Lansdowne Borough
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Mt. Lebanon Township
  • Narberth Borough
  • New Hope Borough
  • Newtown Borough
  • Newtown Township (Bucks County)
  • Norristown Borough
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenixville Borough
  • Pittsburgh
  • Pittston
  • Plymouth Township (Montgomery County)
  • Reading
  • Ross Township
  • Royersford Borough
  • Scranton
  • Springfield Township
  • State College Borough
  • Stroudsburg Borough
  • Susquehanna Township
  • Swarthmore Borough
  • Upper Dublin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • West Chester Borough
  • West Conshohocken Borough
  • Whitemarsh Township
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Yardley Borough
  • York
  • Allegheny County
  • Erie County

Gender Identity 33% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

2 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

52 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Abington Township
  • Allentown
  • Ambler Borough
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgeport Borough
  • Bristol Borough
  • Camp Hill Borough
  • Carlisle Borough
  • Cheltenham Borough
  • Conshohocken Borough
  • Dickson City Borough
  • Downingtown Borough
  • Doylestown Borough
  • East Norriton Township
  • Easton
  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatboro Borough
  • Haverford Township
  • Jenkintown Borough
  • Kennett Square Borough
  • Lancaster
  • Lansdale Borough
  • Lansdowne Borough
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Mt. Lebanon Township
  • Narberth Borough
  • New Hope Borough
  • Newtown Borough
  • Newtown Township (Bucks County)
  • Norristown Borough
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenixville Borough
  • Pittsburgh
  • Pittston
  • Plymouth Township (Montgomery County)
  • Reading
  • Ross Township
  • Royersford Borough
  • Scranton
  • Springfield Township
  • State College Borough
  • Stroudsburg Borough
  • Susquehanna Township
  • Swarthmore Borough
  • Upper Dublin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • West Chester Borough
  • West Conshohocken Borough
  • Whitemarsh Township
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Yardley Borough
  • York
  • Allegheny County
  • Erie County

Rhode Island

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

South Carolina

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Folly Beach*
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Columbia
  • Mount Pleasant*
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Charleston*

Sexual Orientation 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 46 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

5 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Columbia
  • Folly Beach*
  • Mount Pleasant*
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Charleston*

Gender Identity 5% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 46 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

4 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Columbia
  • Mount Pleasant*
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Charleston*

South Dakota

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Brookings

Sexual Orientation 0% of population protected

Gender Identity 0% of population protected

Tennessee

Sexual Orientation 0% of population protected

Gender Identity 0% of population protected

Texas

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • El Paso*
  • Fort Worth
  • Plano
  • San Antonio*

Sexual Orientation 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 254 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

6 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • El Paso*
  • Fort Worth
  • Plano
  • San Antonio*

Gender Identity 12% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 254 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

6 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • El Paso*
  • Fort Worth
  • Plano
  • San Antonio*

Utah

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • *Utah's state and local nondiscrimination protections only cover employment and housing. Utah's protections exclude public accommodations.

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected


*Utah's state and local nondiscrimination protections only cover employment and housing. Utah's protections exclude public accommodations.

Gender Identity 100% of population protected


*Utah's state and local nondiscrimination protections only cover employment and housing. Utah's protections exclude public accommodations.

Vermont

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

Virginia

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Alexandria
  • Arlington County
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond

Sexual Orientation 3% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 95 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Alexandria
  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond
  • Arlington County

Gender Identity 2% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 95 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

1 city has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond

Washington

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 100% of population protected

West Virginia

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Charles Town
  • Charleston
  • Fairmont
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Huntington
  • Lewisburg
  • Martinburg
  • Morgantown
  • Shepherdstown
  • Sutton
  • Thurmond
  • Wheeling

Sexual Orientation 11% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 55 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

12 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Charles Town
  • Charleston
  • Fairmont
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Huntington
  • Lewisburg
  • Martinburg
  • Morgantown
  • Shepherdstown
  • Sutton
  • Thurmond
  • Wheeling

Gender Identity 11% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 55 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

11 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Charles Town
  • Charleston
  • Fairmont
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Huntington
  • Lewisburg
  • Martinburg
  • Morgantown
  • Shepherdstown
  • Sutton
  • Thurmond
  • Wheeling

Wisconsin

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Appleton
  • Cudahy
  • De Pere
  • Janesville
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Racine
  • Sun Prairie
  • Dane County*
  • Milwaukee County*
  • Winnebago County*

Sexual Orientation 100% of population protected

Gender Identity 19% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 72 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

5 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Appleton
  • Cudahy
  • De Pere
  • Janesville
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Racine
  • Sun Prairie
  • Dane County*
  • Milwaukee County*
  • Winnebago County*

Wyoming

State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Jackson
  • Laramie

Sexual Orientation 7% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 23 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Jackson
  • Laramie

Gender Identity 7% of population protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 23 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.

2 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations.


City and County Listing:

  • Jackson
  • Laramie
Data current as of 12/03/2018
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