State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in California

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1976)
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1976.
Sources:
The 1975 Consenting Adult Sex Bill (California Assembly Bill 489), effective 1/1/1976.
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Same-sex marriage in California

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Current status
(since Jun 28, 2013)
Legal
In 2013, California legalized same-sex marriage.
Sources:
Hollingsworth v. Perry (570 U.S. ___ (2013) Docket No. 12-144). supremecourt.gov/opinions/1…
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Right to change legal gender in California

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
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Same-sex adoption in California

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2003)
Legal
California law states that an adult related to the child, a person named in a deceased parent’s will, a legal guardian, or a person with whom the child has been placed for adoption is permitted to petition to adopt. California §8600, 8601 permit same-sex adoption, and second-parent adoption is legal per case law exhibited via Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003). This case also explicitly banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in all adoptions and foster care placements in California.
Sources:
leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/disp…
hrc.org/laws-and-legislatio…
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/california
California Family Code §8600, 8601
Sharon v. Supreme Court, 31 Cal. 4th 417 (2003)
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LGBT discrimination in California

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Current status
(since Aug 17, 2004)
Illegal
Defines a hate crime as a criminal act committed because the victim's perceived: disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Protections also include gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in California

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Current status
(since Sep 28, 2006)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification.

Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted housing in every state (March 2012)."
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LGBT employment discrimination in California

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Current status
(since Sep 25, 2004)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in California

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Equal age of consent in California

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Current status
Equal
The age of consent is 18 for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.
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Blood donations by MSMs in California

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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Conversion therapy in California

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Current status
(since Sep 29, 2012)
Banned
Note that this only applies to youth (under 18 years olds)
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Until Sep 29, 2012
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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