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Below please find a compilation of U.S. laws surrounding discrimination.

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California

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  • Unruh Civil Rights Act, Cal. Civ. Code §§ 51, 51.2 (Division 1, Part 2) (sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, or immigration status; age)

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District of Columbia

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  • D.C. Code § 2-1402.21 (race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business of any individual); see also D.C. Code § 2-1402.24 (exceptions); D.C. Code § 2-1401.05 (discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions)

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  • D.C. Code § 2-1402.31 (race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of residence or business of any individual); see also D.C. Code § 2-1401.05 (discrimination on the basis of sex includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions)

Florida

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Georgia

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  • Ga. Code Ann. §§ 8-3-202, 8-3-203 (race, color, religion, sex, disability or handicap, familial status, or national origin); see also Ga. Code Ann. §§ 8-3-201, 8-3-205 (definitions, exemptions)
  • Ga. Code Ann. § 30-4-3 (blind persons, persons with visual disabilities, persons with physical disabilities, and deaf persons; every totally or partially blind person, every physically disabled person, and every deaf person who has a guide dog or service dog or who obtains a guide dog or service dog and every person engaged in the training of a guide dog or service dog); see also Ga. Code Ann. § 30-4-1 (definitions)

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  • Ga. Code Ann. § 30-4-2 (blind persons, persons with visual disabilities, persons with physical disabilities, and deaf persons; every totally or partially blind person with a guide dog; every physically disabled person and every deaf person with a service dog); see also Ga. Code Ann. § 30-4-1 (definitions)

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Iowa

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  • Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965, Iowa Code § 216.7 (race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability); see also Iowa Code Ann §§ 216.2, 216.12 (definitions, exceptions)
  • Iowa Code § 216C.4 (persons who are blind or partially blind)
  • Iowa Code § 216C.5 (every blind or partially blind person with a guide dog); see also Iowa Code § 216C.11 (person with a disability with service dog or assistive animal, person assisting a person with a disability by controlling a service dog or an assistive animal, or a person training a service dog or an assistive animal)

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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  • Massachusetts Housing Bill of Rights, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4 (race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, blindness, hearing impairment, “handicap,” veteran or member of the armed forces); see also Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 1 (definitions)

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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  • Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 363A.11 (race, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, physical, sensory, or mental disability of a disabled person); see also Minn. Stat. §§ 363A.03, 36A.24 (definitions, exemptions)
  • Minn. Stat. § 363A.19 (a blind or deaf person or a person with a physical or sensory disability with a service animal)

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New Mexico

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North Carolina

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Ohio

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, P.L. 744, No. 222 § 5(h), to be codified at 17 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 955(h) (race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of blindness or deafness of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of guide or support animals); see also P.L. 744, No. 222 § 4, to be codified at 17 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 954 (definitions)

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  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, P.L. 744, No. 222 § 5(i), to be codified at 17 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 955(i) (race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of blindness or deafness of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of guide or support animals); see also P.L. 744, No. 222 § 4, to be codified at 17 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 954 (definitions)
  • 18 Penn. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 7325 (person with a physical disability, blindness or deafness and a guide, signal, or service dog or other animal)

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Texas

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Vermont

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  • Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, § 4503 (race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, religious creed, color, national origin, disability, because a person intends to occupy a dwelling with one or more minor children, or because a person is a recipient of public assistance); see also Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 9, §§ 4501, 4504 (definitions, exemptions)

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Virgin Islands

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Virginia

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Washington

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  • Washington State Law Against Discrimination, Wash. Rev. Code § 49.60.222 (sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, families with children status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability); see also Wash. Rev. Code §§ 49.60.040, 49.60.205 (definitions, limitations)

 

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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  • Wisconsin Open Housing Law, Wis. Stat. Ann. § 106.50 (sex, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry)

 

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  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-9-101 (race, religion, color, sex, or national origin; penalties)
  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-13-201 (blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired person or other person with a disability; blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired person or other person with a disability accompanied by a service dog)