State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Florida

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
Legal due to the US Supreme ruling about homosexual activity.
Added by sofoust  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Florida

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Current status
(since Jan 5, 2014)
Legal
The stay on same-sex marriage ban is officially set to expire on January 5th 2015, allowing same sex couples to marry from this date forward.
Added by vviet93  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jun 9, 1977–Jan 5, 2014
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
They also do not recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of the state.
Added by sofoust  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Florida

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Current status
(since Oct 19, 2004)
Legal, but requires surgery
After Gender Reassignment Surgery and a legal name change, then you can apply for the gender to be changed on your birth certificate.
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Same-sex adoption in Florida

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Current status
Single only
Florida §3.042 specifies any individual may adopt, but married couples may only adopt when engaged in a male/female marriage. Second-parent adoption is granted in some cases to same-sex parents, but it varies widely by judge and county. Second-parent adoption has only been ruled on in lower courts; no appellate court case law, nor state statute, dictates the legality of it.
Sources:
Florida §63.042
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/florida
Added by imullin01  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Florida

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Current status
(since 1992)
No protections
Some cities and counties have offered some protection, but at the state level there is none.
Added by sofoust  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Until Aug 10, 2016
Illegal in some contexts
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Florida

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Current status
No protections
Florida does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, 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)."
Added by imullin01  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Florida

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Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
Added by imullin01  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Florida

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2011)
Legal
Don't ask don't tell was officially repealed.
Added by sofoust  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Florida

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Current status
(since 2010)
Equal
Legal age of consent is 18, but close in age exclusions apply.
Added by sofoust  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Florida

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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
This is decided at the federal level by the FDA, which has given an indefinite ban.
Added by sofoust  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Florida

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Jul 30, 2015–Sep 3, 2016
Banned
Got banned by the Florida Commission.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Until Jul 30, 2016
Not banned
But they are trying to ban it soon.
Sources:
Pink news
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
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.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


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