LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in the States

LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Hawaii:

Since 1991, Hawaii has protected people from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation. In 2011, that law was expanded to include gender identity and expression.

The Path to LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Hawaii:

  • 1991: Hawaii updates its non-discrimination law to include protections based on sexual orientation in employment.
  • 2005: The law is once again updated to include protections for all LGBTQ Hawaiians in housing.
  • 2006: Protections in public accommodations are guaranteed to LGBTQ people.
  • 2011: Transgender people are finally included in employment protections, thereby making Hawaii’s non-discrimination law fully comprehensive.

Active Litigation

Aloha Bed & Breakfast v. Cervelli

Case Seeking Religious Exemptions from LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Laws

Key Date: March 18, 2019 • Supreme Court Denies Review in Case
Status: Resolved
Legal Team: Lambda Legal
Type: Public Accommodations Discrimination

Aloha Bed & Breakfast v. Cervelli concerns a business owner in Hawaii who denied service to a same-sex couple because of their sexual orientation.

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