State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Delaware

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1973)
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1973.
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Same-sex marriage in Delaware

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2013)
Legal
In 2013, Delaware legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Delaware

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Requires public announcement of name change. Changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Delaware

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Current status
Legal
Individuals may file for adoption regardless of sexual orientation, though married individuals must typically file jointly per 13 Del. C. §903. Second-parent adoption is legal per lower court case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/delaware
13 Del. C. §903
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LGBT discrimination in Delaware

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Current status
(since Jun 10, 2013)
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Delaware

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Current status
(since Jun 10, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Delaware

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Current status
(since Jun 10, 2013)
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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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Delaware

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Current status
(since 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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Blood donations by MSMs in Delaware

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Jan 1, 1983–May 3, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016. From the FDA changing the blood donating laws.
Sources:
No
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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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Equal age of consent in Delaware

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Delaware

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Sep 7, 2016–Jun 28, 2018
Not banned
waiting to be signed by governor.
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Current status
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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