Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Cover photo of the Civil Rights Resource Guide
Civil Rights Resource Guide (PDF)

The Attorney General’s Wing Luke Civil Rights Division works to protect the civil rights of everyone in Washington.  The Attorney General enforces state and federal laws, including laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, status as a family with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as a breastfeeding mother, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.

The Wing Luke Civil Rights Division investigates discrimination in a range of areas, including in employment, housing, education, credit and insurance transactions, and at government offices and businesses that are open to the public.  The Civil Rights Division works closely with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and the Washington State Human Rights Commission.