The Iowa Civil Rights Act prohibits employers that regularly employ four or more individuals (including the state, labor unions, and employment agencies) from discriminating in employment because of age (18 years of age or older), race, creed, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability (including AIDS) (IA Code Sec. 216.1 et seq.).
Gender identity. The Act defines "gender identity" as the gender-related identity of a person, regardless of the person's assigned sex at birth.
Sexual orientation. The term "sexual orientation" is defined to include actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality.