Rights & Protections

What rights and protections do you have as someone who identifies with LGBTQAI?

Young Adults

What are your rights and protections?

All people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy their human rights. Sexual orientation and gender identity should never lead to discrimination or abuse. Since 1969, the LGBTQAI community has made huge strides to ensure equal rights and protection laws in employment, housing, and elsewhere.


Individuals who have undergone sex reassignment surgery will be issued a new birth certificate under a court order. You will need an original letter from your surgeon and a certificate of your court order for your name change.

Email edejan@govmail.state.nv.us for more information on updating your identity after a transition.


Same sex marriage has been legal in Nevada since 2014.

Hate Crime Protection

In 2013, Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law SB139, adding gender identity and expression to the state’s hate crime laws. This includes transgender Nevadans in the vulnerable communities category that grants protection from hate crimes.


In Nevada, it is illegal to discriminate against a person based on their sexual orientation or gender identification.