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Nondiscrimination Protections, State and Local

This entry describes legal protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people at the state and local levels. It explains the types of discrimination experienced and the patchwork of laws passed to address that discrimination.

Prevalence of Discrimination Experienced by LGBTQ People

The study of discrimination against LGBTQ people in the United States has disproportionately focused on employment. However, LGBTQ people also face bias in areas such as housing, public accommodations, credit, insurance, and education. This entry will focus on employment, housing, and public accommodations, which are typically included simultaneously in state and local laws passed to address discrimination.

More than 40% of LGBTQ people have experienced at least one type of employment discrimination—such as in hiring, promotion, or job retention—at some point in their lives as a result of ...

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