LGBT Rights in States and Major Municipalities

Author: Beth Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

A number of states and municipalities have passed laws which protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, such as sexual orientation and gender identity. Further, a number of states have passed legislation permitting same-sex marriages or civil unions/domestic partnerships between same-sex partners. A number of states also permit employees to take family and medical leave for same-sex partners. The below chart details such requirements.