List of cities and counties in the United States offering an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

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Map of states, cities, and counties that have sexual orientation and/or gender identity anti–employment discrimination ordinances
  Sexual orientation and gender identity with anti–employment discrimination ordinance
  Sexual orientation with anti–employment discrimination ordinance and gender identity solely in public employment
  Sexual orientation with anti–employment discrimination ordinance
  Sexual orientation and gender identity solely in public employment
  Sexual orientation in public employment
  Gender identity in public employment
  Does not protect sexual orientation and gender identity in employment

A number of cities and counties in the United States have implemented non-discrimination laws for sexual orientation and/or gender identity. As of January 28, 2016, at least 255 cities and counties prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees.[1] Most but not all of these cities and counties are located in states that have a statewide non-discrimination policy for sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

The following three jurisdictions of North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas have state laws strictly prohibiting local or county LGBT discrimination ordinances within in the absence of a comparable state discrimination law. The following jurisdictions have laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the absence of a comparable state law. Localities in bold are jurisdictions that prohibit discrimination in the public and private sector. Localities in italics are jurisdictions that prohibit discrimination in public employment only.

West Region[edit]

Pacific Division[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for public employees only by executive order.

American Samoa[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

California[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Guam[edit]

Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by statute.[4]

Hawaii[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Northern Mariana Islands[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Oregon[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Washington[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Mountain Division[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for public employees only by executive order.

Colorado[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Idaho[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Montana[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.

Nevada[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

New Mexico[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Utah[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Wyoming[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Midwest Region[edit]

West North Central Division[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Kansas[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.1

Minnesota[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Missouri[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for public employees only by executive order.

Nebraska[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

North Dakota[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

South Dakota[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

East North Central Division[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Indiana[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.

Michigan[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for state public employees only by executive order.

Ohio[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for public employees only by executive order.2

Wisconsin[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for both public and private employees by state statute.

North-East Region[edit]

New England Division[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Maine[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Massachusetts[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

New Hampshire[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for both public and private employees by state statute and executive order prohibiting discrimination of the basis of gender identity for public employees only.

  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

Rhode Island[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Vermont[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

Middle Atlantic Division[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

New York[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute and state regulation.

Pennsylvania[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.

South Region[edit]

West South Central Division[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.5

Louisiana[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Oklahoma[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Texas[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

East South Central Division[edit]

Alabama[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Kentucky[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.

Mississippi[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Tennessee[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.3

South Atlantic Division[edit]

Delaware[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

District of Columbia[edit]

Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by statute.

Florida[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Georgia[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Maryland[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by state statute.

North Carolina[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.4

Puerto Rico[edit]

Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees by statute.

South Carolina[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

United States Virgin Islands[edit]

There is no legal prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for both public and private employees on a statewide level.

Virginia[edit]

Statewide prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for public employees only by executive order.

West Virginia[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • 1 Statewide executive order against employment discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity were allowed to expire in February 2015 under Governor Sam Brownback.
  • 2 Statewide executive order against employment discrimination on the basis of just gender identity were allowed to expire in January 2011 under Governor John Kasich.
  • 3 The Tennessee Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act blocks any local unit of government from barring discrimination on any basis not already covered by state law to private businesses.
  • 4 The North Carolina Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act blocks any local unit of government from barring discrimination on any basis not already covered by state law to private businesses.
  • 5 The Arkansas Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act blocks any local unit of government from barring discrimination on any basis not already covered by state law to private businesses.

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