Montana governor Marc Racicot issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, in In re John/Jane Doe, rules that gender identity discrimination is included in the existing ban on sex discrimination in the private sector.
Tom Vilsack, governor of the U.S. state of Iowa, rescinds an executive order he issued in 1999 banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the public sector. Vilsack would later reinstate the order for sexual orientation only.
15 – Delaware governor Thomas Carper issues an executive order banning sexual orientation discrimination in the public sector.