All government employees are protected by the U.S. Constitution against irrational discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, some measure of protection already exists under Title VII based on gender, which has been held to include gender identity and expression.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and several courts have interpreted Title VII to protect transgender employees, and the EEOC has interpreted Title VII to cover sexual orientation discrimination. The Supreme Court has held that the EEOC's interpretations of Title VII are entitled to "great deference."
Granted by many judges, but not yet affirmed in appellate case law or confirmed in statute.
Does state law prohibit bullying in public schools?
Does the law include cyberbullying?
Does the law specifically mention sexual orientation?
Does the law specifically mention gender identity?
Does the law also apply to private, non-religious schools?
Is there a state antidiscrimination law that applies (or may apply) to schools?
Although Hawaii passed anti-bullying legislation in November 2011, the legislation will not take effect until July 1, 2030. Therefore, it does not currently appear in the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Hawaii H.B. No. 688 (2011)