Federally funded programs are still allowed to discriminate against LGBT people.
Under recently promulgated federal regulations, organizations funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (such as those for foster care, Head Start, HIV prevention, substance abuse treatment, community health care centers, trafficking prevention, and financial services and support for low-income families) may discriminate against gay and transgender people.
LGBT Americans experience discrimination in public accommodations, such as restaurants, motels, retail stores, and doctors’ offices.
Since marriage equality became the law of land, individuals and small companies have refused to provide services to same-sex couples. Transgender people have been specifically targeted through so-called “bathroom bills” (which make it illegal for transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity).
Studies show that an array of stigma and discrimination against LGBT people undermines their ability to have stable, safe, and affordable housing.
A 2014 report from the Equal Rights Center found that nearly half (48%) of older gay couples inquiring about housing in a senior housing facility faced some form of adverse treatment when compared to straight couples.