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Human Rights Protections for Trans People Around the World

Human Rights Protections for Trans People Around the World

17 Countries with laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity 1, 2

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia (1996)
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia (2009)
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary (2004)
  • Israel
  • Montenegro (2010)
  • Serbia (2009)
  • Slovakia
  • Sweden (2009)
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (2004)
  • Pakistan (2012)
  • In Canada: Northwest Territories (2004), Ontario (June 2012), Manitoba (June 2012), Nova Scotia (December 2012), Prince Edward Island (2013), and Newfoundland & Labrador (2013).

8 Countries with hate/bias crimes provisions based on gender identity 1, 3

  • Bolivia (2011)
  • Croatia
  • Ecuador (2009)
  • Georgia
  • Mexico – Coahila (2005) and Federal District (2009)
  • United Kingdom – most parts (2004-10)
  • United States (2009)
  • Uruguay (2003)

16 US States with laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity 4, 5

  • California (2003)*
  • Colorado (2007)*
  • Connecticut (2011)*
  • Hawaii (2011)*
  • Illinois (2006)
  • Iowa (2007)
  • Maine (2005)
  • Massachusetts (2012)
  • Minnesota (1993)*
  • Nevada (2011)
  • New Jersey (2007)*
  • New Mexico (2003)*
  • Oregon (2008)*
  • Rhode Island (2001)
  • Vermont (2000)*
  • Washington (2006)*
  • Plus: District of Columbia (2006)* and over 125 US cities and counties

*States with hate crime provisions based on gender identity in addition to Maryland (2005) and Missouri (2001).

Sources:

  1. ILGA – Europe Rainbow Index, May 2012
  2. The Council for Global Equality – SOGI Anti-Discrimination Workplace Protections, 2010
  3. ILGA – State-Sponsored Homophobia Report, 2012
  4. Human Rights Campaign, http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/maps-of-state-laws-policies
  5. Human Rights Campaign, http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/one-quarter-of-us-states-ban-discrimination-on-the-basis-of-gender-identity

 

Compiled by Trans Pride Canada, June 2012. www.transpride.ca.