Protected Class – Gender Identity or Expression

Mar 15, 2019

The term “Gender Identity” as a Protected Class has been redefined to “Gender Identity or Expression” under New York Law.

Gender Identity or Expression means a person’s actual or perceived gender-related identity, appearance, behavior, expression, or other gender-related characteristic regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth, including, but not limited to, the status of being transgender.

Realtors® shall not deny equal professional services to any person based on a Protected Class.  For a list of Protected Classes categorized by Federal, New York State, New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County, please go to Legal Section under Fair Housing and click on the link for Protected Classes.