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Documenting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in State Employment bannerUCLA

California – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination


The California Fair Employment Practices and Housing Act (―FEHA‖) prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, in both public and private employment as well as housing. Despite having strong state laws in place, discrimination against LGBT state and local government employees has been well documented.

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