1982 March 2

Wisconsin First State to Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination


Wisconsin became the first state to pass a law prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation. Many other states and cities soon followed,(see the web site, below).

See a Map of Current State Sexual Orientation Discrimination Laws:

Learn more at Out and Equal: http://outandequal.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/30-years-since-wisconsin-became-the-first-state-to-ban-discrimination/

Learn more about the law of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation: http://employment.findlaw.com/employment-discrimination/sexual-orientation-discrimination-in-the-workplace.html

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