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January 17, 2024

The Nondiscrimination Statewide Act would expand existing protections that prevent discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

PHOENIX, AZ. – Prominent LGBTQ+ rights advocates like the ACLU of Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN, Lambda Legal, AZ TYPO, Secular Arizona have partnered with Representative Oscar De Los Santos to introduce the Statewide Nondiscrimination Act. This bill would expand nondiscrimination protections to include gay and trans-Arizonans in the protected class that already prevents discrimination based on a person's race, religion, sex, and disability in employment, housing and public accommodations. The groups and the bill sponsor will host a press conference on Thursday, January 18, to advocate for its passage this legislative session.

WHAT – Arizona law protects people from discrimination based on race, religion, sex, and disability in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Statewide Nondiscrimination Act expands these protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity in Arizona’s existing non-discrimination framework and provides LGBTQ+ Arizonans the same protections that are provided to all in our state.

WHEN – Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE – Arizona Capitol Rose Garden, 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

WHO – Speakers will include Representative De Los Santos, the ACLU of Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign, and impacted individuals who will share their stories with the public and the media.

You can find the bill language here: