State

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

History

Homosexual activity in Georgia

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Current status
(since Nov 23, 1998)
Legal
Powell v. The State, Supreme Court of Georgia (1998).
Sources:
Powell v. State of Georgia, S98A0755, 270 Ga. 327, 510 S.E. 2d 18 (1998). caselaw.findlaw.com/ga-supr…
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Same-sex marriage in Georgia

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Jul 1, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriages and civil unions are prohibited in Georgia. Marriages between people of the same sex are not entitled the status of marriage. Foreign same-sex marriages also stand void here and are not covered by the jurisdiction, whatsoever be the circumstances.
Sources:
Georgia Code Title 19-3-3.1.
Georgia Constitution Amendment 1
lexisnexis.com/hottopics/ga…
usmarriagelaws.com/search/u…
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Right to change legal gender in Georgia

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
as well to change drivers license. To change birth certificate and requires name change. Missing non binary options on documents. Changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Georgia

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Jan 1, 2018–Sep 2, 2018
Legal
under federal law since 2015. In Georgia their might be a lgbt friendly governor elected.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Single-parent and joint-parent adoption is legal for any adult pursuant Official Code of Georgia §19-8-3. Status listed as ambiguous because second-parent adoption for same-sex couples has varied by county and judge. No appellate court case law or statutes dictate legality of same-sex, second-parent adoption.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/georgia
OC GA §19-8-3
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LGBT discrimination in Georgia

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 14, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
there is local protections in the city of Atlanta and Macon-Bib county. under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. As well under section IX. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. gender identity discrimination protection under Glenn v. Brumby
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Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Georgia

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Oct 11, 2017–Sep 7, 2018
Ambiguous
Only gender identity is illegal state wide. Pending in Some counties.
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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.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Georgia

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Dec 16, 2014–Sep 18, 2018
Ambiguous
Only under city discrimination protections. Pending in some counties.
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Current status
No protections
This state 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)."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Georgia

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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 Georgia

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Current status
Equal
Age of Consent is set at 16 for everyone.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Georgia

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Jan 1, 1983–Mar 12, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016.
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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Conversion therapy in Georgia

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Feb 1, 2016–Sep 8, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized in Georgia.
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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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