Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The situation of employment non-discrimination in the U.S.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act in 2019. The Equality Act bill would provide protection to people living in states where it’s legal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This protection would extend across education, employment, housing and public spaces. During his State of the Union speech, President Biden called for the passage of the Equality Act as a way to protect LGBTQ rights.

MAP's map shows the current state laws or policies that prohibit discrimination against state employees on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the U.S. As a result of a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, state employees can seek recourse for employment discrimination based sexual orientation and gender identity through the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and federal courts.

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