Fact Sheets: Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections

The American dream rests on the promise of equal access to the central pillars of opportunity, including a stable job, home, quality education, and basic necessities such as food and clothing. Unfortunately, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people and their families are denied access to and equal treatment in these fundamental aspects of American life. Today, roughly 30 states lack enumerated protections from discrimination for LGBT Americans in finding a job, gaining an education, or securing goods and services.

The following fact sheets summarize the pervasive discrimination faced in each area of life, current state and federal protections, and recommendations for expanding opportunity for all Americans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Read more about the need for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Americans.