LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Nevada:
Since 1999, LGBTQ non-discrimination in Nevada 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 Nevada:
- January 13, 1979: The first meeting of Nevadans for Human Rights is held, becoming Nevada’s first gay rights organization.
- March 10, 1996: Openly gay legislator David Parks introduces Assembly Bill 311, prohibiting discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation.
- May 29, 1999: Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn signs Assembly Bill 311.
- February 17, 2009: Assemblyman Parks introduces AB 184, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression.
- March 2009: The Nevada State Senate Labor and Commerce Committee introduces SB 207, adding sexual orientation to the state’s non-discrimination law regarding public accommodations.
- July 11, 2011: Governor Brian Sandoval signs three bills updating the state’s non-discrimination laws to add sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to the list of protected classes in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The law goes into effect on October 1.
May 27, 2017: Governor Sandoval signs SB 188, which adds sexual orientation and gender identity to all Nevada statutes, alongside other protected classes such as age and race. The law goes into effect on July 1.
Last Updated February 7, 2018