State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • 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 Iowa

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1978)
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1978.
Sources:
Laws of the Sixty-Sixth General Assembly [1976], page 549, ch. 1245, enacted June 28, 1976, effective Jan. 1, 1978.
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Same-sex marriage in Iowa

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Current status
(since Apr 27, 2009)
Legal
In 2009, Iowa became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. Varnum v. Brien, Supreme Court of Iowa (2009).
Sources:
Varnum v. Brien, 22 Ill.763 N.W.2d 862 (Iowa 2009) [2009 BL 73739]. iowacourts.gov/wfData/files…
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Right to change legal gender in Iowa

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
To change all documents. changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Iowa

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Current status
Legal
State statute permits any unmarried individual to adopt, but any married individual is required to petition jointly per Iowa Code 600. Second-parent adoption has been approved in lower courts.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/iowa
Iowa Code 600
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LGBT discrimination in Iowa

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Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Iowa

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Current status
(since 2007)
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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LGBT housing discrimination in Iowa

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Current status
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 Iowa

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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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Blood donations by MSMs in Iowa

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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 Iowa

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Iowa

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Sep 7, 2016–Jul 9, 2018
Not banned
Conversion ban pending.
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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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