UVM's Non-Discrimination Policy includes sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as protected classes, along with race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability. Sexual orientation was added to UVM's Policy in March, 1987, and in 1992 a law of the same nature was passed by the Vermont legislature.
In May, 2005, the Policy was ammended to include gender identity and expression. This change means that transsexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming staff, faculty, and students are now protected. Vermont law does not include gender identity and gender expression as a protected class against discrimination but does cover gender identity in its hate crimes legislation. Hopefully this will be changing soon. Right now activists are lobbying the Vermont legislature to pass H-478--the Gender Identity and Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
For a listing of colleges and universities that include sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies, see this website.
For information about schools that include gender identity/expression, see this website.
Last modified October 15 2012 02:03 PM