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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 Nondiscrimination 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).


Percent of Adult LGBT Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBT adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBT adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

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 American Samoa Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Guam Puerto Rico U.S. Virgin Islands
  • 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).


Percent of Adult LGBT Population Covered by Laws

*Note: These percentages reflect estimates of the LGBT adult population living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Estimates of the LGBT adult population in the five inhabited U.S. territories are not available, and so cannot be reflected here.

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 4% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Birmingham
  • Mobile*
  • Montevallo

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 4% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Birmingham
  • Mobile*
  • Montevallo

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Alaska

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

Sexual Orientation 46% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 18 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Anchorage City-Borough (Unified)
  • Juneau City-Borough (Unified)
  • Sitka City-Borough (Unified)

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 46% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 18 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Anchorage City-Borough (Unified)
  • Juneau City-Borough (Unified)
  • Sitka City-Borough (Unified)

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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 31% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 31% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Arkansas

Sexual Orientation 0% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected

California

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Colorado

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Connecticut

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Delaware

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

District of Columbia

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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*
  • Fernandina Beach
  • 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
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

Sexual Orientation 60% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

21 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

3 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Dunedin*
  • Fernandina Beach
  • 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
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 60% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

12 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

19 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

3 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Dunedin*
  • Fernandina Beach
  • 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
  • Leon County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Monroe County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Palm Beach County
  • Pinellas County
  • Volusia County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Georgia

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • North High Shoals*
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Atlanta
  • Chamblee
  • Clarkston
  • Doraville
  • Dunwoody

Sexual Orientation 6% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 159 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Atlanta
  • Chamblee
  • Clarkston
  • Doraville
  • Dunwoody
  • North High Shoals*

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 6% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 159 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Atlanta
  • Chamblee
  • Clarkston
  • Doraville
  • Dunwoody

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Hawaii

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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 29% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

11 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

2 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 29% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

2 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Illinois

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Indiana

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Fort Wayne*
  • Whitestown
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Anderson
  • Andrews*
  • Arcadia*
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Clinton*
  • Columbus
  • Crawfordsville
  • Decatur*
  • Elkhart*
  • Evansville*
  • Greenfield*
  • Hammond
  • Huntingburg*
  • Kirklin*
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Linton*
  • Madison*
  • Michigan City
  • Morgantown*
  • Mount Vernon*
  • Muncie
  • Munster
  • New Albany
  • North Manchester*
  • Prince's Lake*
  • Rushville*
  • Sheridan*
  • South Bend
  • South Whitley*
  • Terre Haute
  • Thorntown*
  • Union City*
  • Valparaiso
  • Vincennes*
  • Washington*
  • Waterloo*
  • West Lafayette
  • Zionsville
  • Bartholomew County*
  • Cass County*
  • Clark County*
  • Indianapolis-Marion County
  • Knox County*
  • Monroe County
  • Ripley County*
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Vanderburgh County

Sexual Orientation 33% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

4 counties out of 92 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

18 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

29 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Anderson
  • Andrews*
  • Arcadia*
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Clinton*
  • Columbus
  • Crawfordsville
  • Decatur*
  • Elkhart*
  • Evansville*
  • Fort Wayne*
  • Greenfield*
  • Hammond
  • Huntingburg*
  • Kirklin*
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Linton*
  • Madison*
  • Michigan City
  • Morgantown*
  • Mount Vernon*
  • Muncie
  • Munster
  • New Albany
  • North Manchester*
  • Prince's Lake*
  • Rushville*
  • Sheridan*
  • South Bend
  • South Whitley*
  • Terre Haute
  • Thorntown*
  • Union City*
  • Valparaiso
  • Vincennes*
  • Washington*
  • Waterloo*
  • West Lafayette
  • Whitestown
  • Zionsville
  • Bartholomew County*
  • Cass County*
  • Clark County*
  • Indianapolis-Marion County
  • Knox County*
  • Monroe County
  • Ripley County*
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Vanderburgh County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 33% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

4 counties out of 92 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

17 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

28 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Anderson
  • Andrews*
  • Arcadia*
  • Bloomington
  • Carmel
  • Clinton*
  • Columbus
  • Crawfordsville
  • Decatur*
  • Elkhart*
  • Evansville*
  • Greenfield*
  • Hammond
  • Huntingburg*
  • Kirklin*
  • Kokomo
  • Lafayette
  • Linton*
  • Madison*
  • Michigan City
  • Morgantown*
  • Mount Vernon*
  • Muncie
  • Munster
  • New Albany
  • North Manchester*
  • Prince's Lake*
  • Rushville*
  • Sheridan*
  • South Bend
  • South Whitley*
  • Terre Haute
  • Thorntown*
  • Union City*
  • Valparaiso
  • Vincennes*
  • Washington*
  • Waterloo*
  • West Lafayette
  • Zionsville
  • Bartholomew County*
  • Cass County*
  • Clark County*
  • Indianapolis-Marion County
  • Knox County*
  • Monroe County
  • Ripley County*
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Vanderburgh County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Iowa

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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
  • Leawood
  • Manhattan
  • Merriam
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Woods
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Westwood Hills
  • Kansas City-Wyandotte County

Sexual Orientation 14% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

10 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Lawrence
  • Leawood
  • Manhattan
  • Merriam
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Woods
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Westwood Hills
  • Kansas City-Wyandotte County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 14% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

10 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Lawrence
  • Leawood
  • Manhattan
  • Merriam
  • Mission
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Woods
  • Prairie Village
  • Roeland Park
  • Westwood Hills
  • Kansas City-Wyandotte County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Kentucky

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

Sexual Orientation 28% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

10 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Ashland*
  • Covington
  • Danville
  • Dayton
  • Frankfort
  • Henderson
  • Maysville
  • Midway
  • Morehead
  • Paducah
  • Vicco
  • Lexington-Fayette County
  • Louisville-Jefferson County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 28% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

10 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Ashland*
  • Covington
  • Danville
  • Dayton
  • Frankfort
  • Henderson
  • Maysville
  • Midway
  • Morehead
  • Paducah
  • Vicco
  • Lexington-Fayette County
  • Louisville-Jefferson County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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 state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 12% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Maine

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Maryland

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Massachusetts

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

Michigan

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Birmingham*
  • Douglas
  • Eaton Rapids*
  • Flint*
  • Hancock*
  • 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
  • Albion
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Chelsea*
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Township
  • Detroit
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Farmington Hills
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Grand Rapids
  • Howell
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion
  • Lansing
  • Lansing Township
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Marquette
  • Meridian Township
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • St. Joseph
  • Traverse City
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Wayland
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

Sexual Orientation 22% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

46 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

6 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Adrian
  • Albion
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Birmingham*
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Chelsea*
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Township
  • Detroit
  • Douglas
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Eaton Rapids*
  • Farmington Hills
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Flint*
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hancock*
  • Howell
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion
  • Lansing
  • Lansing Township
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Marquette
  • Meridian Township
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saginaw*
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • St. Joseph
  • Traverse City
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Wayland
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 22% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

45 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

1 municipality, not including those listed above, has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Adrian
  • Albion
  • Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek
  • Bay City
  • Cadillac
  • Canton Township
  • Chelsea*
  • Delhi Township
  • Delta Township
  • Detroit
  • East Grand Rapids
  • East Lansing
  • Farmington Hills
  • Fenton
  • Ferndale
  • Grand Rapids
  • Howell
  • Huntington Woods
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalamazoo Township
  • Lake Orion
  • Lansing
  • Lansing Township
  • Lathrup Village
  • Linden
  • Marquette
  • Meridian Township
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Oshtemo Township
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Portage
  • Royal Oak
  • Saline
  • Saugatuck
  • Saugatuck Township
  • Southfield
  • St. Joseph
  • Traverse City
  • Trenton
  • Union Township
  • Wayland
  • Westland
  • Ypsilanti

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Minnesota

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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 6% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Magnolia

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 6% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Clarksdale
  • Jackson
  • Magnolia

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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 Coeur*
  • Ferguson*
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood*
  • Maryland Heights*
  • Olivette*
  • Richmond Heights*
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis (City)
  • University City
  • Webster Groves*
  • Jackson County (unincorporated areas only)
  • St. Louis County* (unincorporated areas only)

Sexual Orientation 18% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 115 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

7 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

10 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Clayton*
  • Columbia
  • Creve Coeur*
  • Ferguson*
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood*
  • Maryland Heights*
  • Olivette*
  • Richmond Heights*
  • St. Charles*
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis (City)
  • University City
  • Webster Groves*
  • Jackson County (unincorporated areas only)
  • St. Louis County* (unincorporated areas only)

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 18% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 115 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

7 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

9 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Clayton*
  • Columbia
  • Creve Coeur*
  • Ferguson*
  • Kansas City
  • Kirksville
  • Kirkwood
  • Maplewood*
  • Maryland Heights*
  • Olivette*
  • Richmond Heights*
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis (City)
  • University City
  • Webster Groves*
  • Jackson County (unincorporated areas only)
  • St. Louis County* (unincorporated areas only)

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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

Sexual Orientation 18% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 18% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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*
  • South Sioux City*

Sexual Orientation 0% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected

Nevada

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

New Hampshire

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

New Jersey

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

New Mexico

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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 state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully protected

North Carolina

Sexual Orientation 0% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully 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 state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected

Ohio

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Brook Park*
  • Cuyahoga Heights*
  • Garfield Heights*
  • Lorain*
  • Newburgh Heights*
  • North Olmsted*
  • Reminderville*
  • Sheffield Lake*
  • Springfield
State has law that covers sexual orientation and gender identity
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Akron
  • Amberley Village*
  • Athens
  • Beachwood
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid*
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Linndale*
  • Maple Heights*
  • Medina
  • Newark
  • Oberlin*
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • Sandusky
  • Shaker Heights
  • South Euclid
  • Steubenville*
  • Toledo
  • University Heights*
  • Warrensville Heights*
  • Wickliffe*
  • Worthington
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

Sexual Orientation 29% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

26 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

18 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Akron
  • Amberley Village*
  • Athens
  • Beachwood
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Brook Park*
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Cuyahoga Heights*
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid*
  • Garfield Heights*
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Linndale*
  • Lorain*
  • Maple Heights*
  • Medina
  • Newark
  • Newburgh Heights*
  • North Olmsted*
  • Oberlin*
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • Reminderville*
  • Sandusky
  • Shaker Heights
  • Sheffield Lake*
  • South Euclid
  • Springfield
  • Steubenville*
  • Toledo
  • University Heights*
  • Warrensville Heights*
  • Wickliffe*
  • Worthington
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 29% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

1 county out of 88 has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

10 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Akron
  • Amberley Village*
  • Athens
  • Beachwood
  • Bexley
  • Bowling Green
  • Canton*
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Columbus
  • Coshocton
  • Dayton
  • East Cleveland
  • Euclid*
  • Kent
  • Lakewood
  • Linndale*
  • Maple Heights*
  • Medina
  • Newark
  • Oberlin*
  • Olmsted Falls
  • Oxford
  • Sandusky
  • Shaker Heights
  • South Euclid
  • Steubenville*
  • Toledo
  • University Heights*
  • Warrensville Heights*
  • Wickliffe*
  • Worthington
  • Yellow Springs
  • Youngstown
  • Cuyahoga County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Oklahoma

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

Sexual Orientation 3% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

3 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Lindsay*
  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City*
  • Tulsa*

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 3% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

3 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Lindsay*
  • Norman
  • Oklahoma City*
  • Tulsa*

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Oregon

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgeport
  • Bristol
  • Camp Hill
  • Carlisle
  • Cheltenham Township
  • Conshohocken
  • Dickson City
  • Downingtown
  • Doylestown
  • East Norriton Township
  • Easton
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatboro
  • Haverford Township
  • Jenkintown
  • Kennett Square
  • Lancaster
  • Lansdale
  • Lansdowne
  • Lower Merion Township
  • Mt. Lebanon Township
  • Narberth
  • New Hope
  • Newtown Borough (Bucks County)
  • Newtown Township (Bucks County)
  • Norristown
  • Phoenixville
  • Pittsburgh
  • Pittston
  • Plymouth Township (Montgomery County)
  • Reading
  • Ross Township
  • Royersford
  • Scranton
  • Springfield Township
  • State College
  • Stroudsburg
  • Susquehanna Township
  • Swarthmore
  • Upper Dublin Township
  • Upper Merion Township
  • Upper Moreland Township
  • West Chester
  • West Conshohocken
  • West Norriton Township
  • Whitemarsh Township
  • Wilkes-Barre
  • Yardley
  • York
  • Allegheny County
  • Erie City-County
  • Philadelphia City-County

Sexual Orientation 34% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 34% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

3 counties out of 67 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

53 cities have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Rhode Island

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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
  • Charleston*
  • Columbia*
  • Mount Pleasant*
  • North Charleston*
  • Richland County* (Unincorporated areas only)

Sexual Orientation 0% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected

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 3% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 66 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Brookings

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 3% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 66 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Brookings

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Tennessee

Sexual Orientation 0% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected

Texas

State has law that only covers sexual orientation
Cities and counties prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation
  • Port Isabel*
  • Sour Lake*
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
  • Galveston*
  • Plano
  • San Antonio*

Sexual Orientation 12% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

5 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • El Paso*
  • Fort Worth
  • Galveston*
  • Plano
  • Port Isabel*
  • San Antonio*
  • Sour Lake*

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 12% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

3 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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 0% of state population fully protected


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

Gender Identity 0% of state population fully protected


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

Vermont

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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 8% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Alexandria
  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond
  • Arlington County

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 3% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Charlottesville
  • Richmond

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Washington

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 100% of state population fully 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
  • Beckley
  • Charles Town
  • Charleston
  • Fairmont
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Huntington
  • Lewisburg
  • Martinsburg
  • Morgantown
  • Shepherdstown
  • Sutton
  • Thurmond
  • Wheeling

Sexual Orientation 12% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 12% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

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

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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
  • La Crosse*
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Oshkosh*
  • Racine
  • Sun Prairie
  • Verona
  • Dane County*
  • Milwaukee County*

Sexual Orientation 100% of state population fully protected

Gender Identity 20% of state population fully protected


City and County Numbers:

0 counties out of 72 have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, and public accommodations (full protections).

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

4 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Appleton
  • Cudahy
  • De Pere
  • Janesville
  • La Crosse*
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Oshkosh*
  • Racine
  • Sun Prairie
  • Verona
  • Dane County*
  • Milwaukee County*

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

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 state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Jackson
  • Laramie

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Gender Identity 7% of state population fully 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 (full protections).

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

0 municipalities, not including those listed above, have an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in private employment, housing, or public accommodations (only partial protections).


City and County Listing:

  • Jackson
  • Laramie

A municipality with an asterisk (*) only has partial protections. Click on a state's name for more detailed information about the scope of each municipality's protections.

Data current as of 08/20/2019
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