Delaware Bill Targets Gender Identity Discrimination

Delaware Bill Targets Gender Identity Discrimination

A bill filed in the Senate last week would make it illegal for businesses, employers, landlords, schools and public agencies in Delaware to discriminate based on gender identity.

The legislation, sponsored by Wilmington Democratic Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, defines gender identity as “a gender-related identity, appearance, expression or behavior of a person, regardless of the person’s assigned sex at birth.”

The proposed change to the state’s public accommodations law would require employers to “allow an employee to appear, groom and dress consistent with the employee’s gender identity,” without limiting the employer’s ability to impose standards for “reasonable workplace appearance.”

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