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Who is Protected?

Protecting Everyone in Minnesota

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is a state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota. The MHRA protects everyone in Minnesota, because everyone has a race, sex, and many of the other characteristics that are covered. 

Everyone in Minnesota is protected by the Human Rights Act because every person, based based on personal characteristics such as a person's race or sex, belongs to one or more of the protected classes below:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Marital Status
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  • Public Assistance Status
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Local Human Rights Commission Activity
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