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Discrimination

Are you a citizen of Washington State who feels they have been discriminated against?

File a Complaint with the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

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Tell Congress: Vote on ENDA NOW!

Please pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) immediately! No further delay is warranted.

In too many states, employers can still legally fire people because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Federal law is inadequate; and the current patchwork of state and local laws is not enough.

LGBT people need to work to live and support their families, just like everyone else. They deserve to be judged on their work performance, and not face discrimination based on who they are.

ENDA can help fix these problems by making it illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Please help by ending the delays and bringing the bill to a vote in the House this year and then right away in the Senate. This legislation is vital, and is a top priority for me and my family.

Thank you.

10 Things to Know About the
Employment Non-Discrimination Act


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In 2006, the State of Washington enacted the landmark Anderson-Murray anti-discrimination law to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. The anti-discrimination law forbids sexual orientation and gender expression and identity discrimination in several critical areas:

  • Employment in state, municipal, and private workplaces with eight
    or more employees
  • Public accommodations, meaning places open to the public such as
    businesses that sell goods or services, recreational facilities,
    providers of medical services, and public schools
  • Housing and financial transactions such as real estate rental and
    sales, and applications for credit or insurance

Read more about the protections of Washington State’s anti-discrimination law, including what to do if you believe you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity. Get the facts from Lambda Legal and ERW:

Discrimination Law Fact Sheet English (110 KB)

Discrimination Law Fact Sheet Spanish (143.5 KB)


Tell Congress: Vote on ENDA NOW!