GLAD reports that 29 states still allow employers to deny employment to applicants who are gay. The determination of the sexual preference is left up to the employer to decide. Gays have no legal recourse for denial of employment based on sexual preference in these states.
Findlaw notes that the states of Mississippi, New York and the DIstrict of Columbia still require blood testing before issuing a marriage license. Women, and only females, are required to submit a laboratory test for a marriage license in the state of Indiana, according to the Indiana University Health Center.
States routinely discriminate against non-residents in a number ways. State residents receive discounts for museums and public attractions. Hunters are given discounts over non-residents and out-of-state residents typically pay more for other traditional services.
States, including Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho and Iowa, all allow sharing genetic tests and genetic information with insurance companies. California, Colorado, Florida and a handful of other states forbid use of the genetic information under personal privacy laws. Insurance companies use information to restrict and ban individuals from obtaining insurance coverage.
Federal law forbids age discrimination in hiring, firing and promotion, but if a business employs less than 20 people, your company may be allowed to ignore federal standards, if the state also fails to provide safeguards against such practices.
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