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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation discrimination is a quickly moving area of law. Unlike the other areas of employment discrimination, the federal government does not provide protection for LGBTQ employees; whether these employees are protected depends on each state's laws. However, for the states that do protect employees against sexual orientation discrimination, the procedures, penalties, and other rules tend to closely follow those for other kinds of discrimination, and often the same agencies that enforce other types of discrimination protections also enforce the protections against sexual orientation discrimination. Read through the articles in this section for more information on sexual orientation discrimination and keep checking back as this area of law continues to unfold.
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