Bills filed during the 83rd regular session dealing with protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
(click on the link for the latest news about each bill)
SB 73, HB 226, and HB 541- Under current law insurance providers may not deny insurance or offer a
different rate of insurance based on the applicant's "race, color,
religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, geographic
location, disability or partial disability" unless the denial of
insurance or difference in rate is based on "sound actuarial
principals." SB 73 and HB 226 would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity
or expression" to that list.
SB 237 and HB 238 - Under current law it is illegal in Texas to discriminate in employment
based on a person’s race, religion, gender, national origin, age, or
disability. HB 238 would add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity or expression" to that list.