Laws Criminalizing Same-Sex Relations, by Type of Offense Legislation prohibiting same-sex conduct is frequently vague, euphemistic, and selectively enforced. Student Non-Discrimination Act The Student Non-Discrimination Act would prohibit any school program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating against any public school student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Referred to Committee on Education. For more information and Human Rights Watch reporting, click on the country name in the black pop-up box. Senate Read and Referred. Most Shared June 16, Commentary.
Join our movement today. June 16, Commentary. Incomplete nondiscrimination bills include those that lack gender identity protections, those that do not prevent discrimination in all key contexts, and those that contain broad religious exemptions language or carve-outs, including for sex-segregated facilities.
Comprehensive nondiscrimination bills prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or only gender identity if state law already covers sexual orientationin a range of contexts, including employment, housing, and public accommodations.