Secure a Prosperous Future for All by Strengthening Nondiscrimination Protections
No one should be fired, evicted or denied service in public places because of who they are. But LGBTQ+ people continue to face discrimation based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Further, research shows that the social, economic, and health effects of stigma and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people costs a state tens of millions of dollars each year. This policy would create a fairer state by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity for things like jobs, housing, public accommodations, schools.
LGBTQ+ rights advocates
Public health officials
Workers’ rights advocates
Human rights advocates
Businesses looking to attract and retain talent
Special interests that oppose human rights
Businesses that have an interest in being allowed to discriminate
This act shall be known as the STATE Nondiscrimination Protection Extension Act
To prevent discrimination against people on the basis of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, jury systems, and state programs.
(a) STATE anti-discrimination laws with regard to public accommodations, education, employment, housing, credit, jury systems, and state programs are hereby amended to include protections against discrimination on the basis of
-(ii) Sexual orientation, and
-(iii) Gender identity
-(i) The term ‘sex’ includes (A) a sex stereotype; (B) pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition; and (C) sex characteristics, including intersex traits.
-(ii) The term ‘sexual orientation’ means identity, or another individual’s perception thereof, in relation to the gender or genders to which the individual is sexually or emotionally attracted
-(iii) The term ‘gender identity’ means having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.