Minnesota Human Rights Act

The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) prohibits discrimination in education, including on the basis of sexual orientation, which was defined by the Minnesota Legislature as including those who "have or are perceived as having a self-image or identity not traditionally associated with their biological maleness or femaleness" (See: Minn. Stat. § 363A. 03, subd. 44). Through the use of this terminology, MHRA prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ students in all aspects of education, at all ages, though there are limits to the MHRA’s applicability to religious schools. This would include differential treatment of students who do not fit the gender role usually assigned to persons with similar anatomy.