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only 21 states, the district of columbia and two territories (guam and puerto rico) have laws on the books explicitly banning bias in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The civil rights act is intended to create equal opportunity in employment for all citizens, and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or pregnancy. If this were a just world, the entire map above would be colored purple. But only 19 states and dc prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Sexual orientation discrimination refers to harassment or differential treatment based on someones perceived or actual gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or heterosexual orientation. Many workplaces, and even a number of states, have policies and laws against sexual orientation discrimination. If you were evicted, or otherwise discriminated against based on your sexual orientation, you may have a legitimate claim. Since some states and locations do have protect against sexual orientation discrimination explicitly, you need to know your options. Find out by speaking to an attorney knowledgeable about discrimination issues. Prohibit discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation only the federal equal employment opportunity commission is currently accepting complaints of sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment based on title viis prohibition against sex discrimination. currently, 20 states ban at least some forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, while two additional states ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.