Washington, D.C.

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Does D.C. law protect employees in the private sector from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
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Does D.C. law protect employees in the private sector from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and/or gender expression?
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Does D.C. law expressly protect employees of state and local governments from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?
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Does D.C. law expressly protect employees of state and local governments from discrimination on the basis of gender identity and/or gender expression?

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 LGBT employees. Lambda Legal maintains that the EEOC adjudications regarding Title VII’s coverage should supersede contrary authority that exists in some federal circuits.

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Does D.C. allow same-sex couples to marry?
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Does D.C. recognize marriages of same-sex couples from other jurisdictions?