State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • 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 Kansas

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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Same-sex marriage in Kansas

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
Added by danlev  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Nov 19, 2014–Jun 26, 2015
Ambiguous
Same sex marriage is currently allowed in 2 counties. The state is expected to increase this as the ban is challenged county by county
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Apr 8, 2005–Nov 19, 2014
Unrecognized
Kansas voters adopted a constitutional amendment in April 2005 that said "Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only" and banned granting the "rights or incidents" of marriage to other relationships.
Sources:
www.kansas.gov/government/
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Right to change legal gender in Kansas

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2015)
Ambiguous
transgender people cannot change birth certificate.
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Same-sex adoption in Kansas

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Current status
Single only
Kansas Statute §59-2113 permits adoption by any adult (statute doesn't exclude upon sexual orientation) or any male-female, married couple petitioning jointly.

In November 2012, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in the case In the Matter of the Adoption of I. M. that a single person who is not a biological parent of a child cannot petition to adopt that child without terminating the other parent's parental rights. Since the State of Kansas does not recognize same-sex marriages (Some individual counties do), this ruling effectively prevents same-sex couples from second-parent adoption in Kansas. Though, another court case has granted parental rights in the instances of second-parent adoption by a biological parent.
Sources:
www.kansas.gov/government/
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LGBT discrimination in Kansas

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Until Sep 14, 2016
Illegal in some contexts
Protections in state employment. discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.
Sources:
No
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Until Sep 14, 2016
No protections
governor just removed protections for lgbt people there.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Until Sep 14, 2016
No protections
governor just removed protections for lgbt people there.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Until Sep 14, 2016
No protections
governor just removed protections for lgbt people there.
Sources:
No
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Until Sep 14, 2016
No protections
governor just removed protections for lgbt people there.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Kansas law prohibits discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation or gender identity in government employment. Lawrence is the only jurisdiction in Kansas where such discrimination is prohibited in government and private employment. Salina and Hutchinson had previously had these kinds of discrimination prohibited in government and private employment until the November 2012 election when voters of both cities repealed both anti-discrimination ordinances.
Sources:
www.kansas.gov/government/
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LGBT employment discrimination in Kansas

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Jan 1, 2000–Jan 22, 2018
Ambiguous
only protections for state employment.
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Current status
No protections
There are no legal protections from employment discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification. However, state public employees are protected based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Kansas

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2000)
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)."
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Kansas

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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 Kansas

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Kansas

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Current status
(since 1983)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
According to the Red Cross, if any man has had any sexual relations with another man, they WILL NOT qualify for a blood donation. Though the FDA deferral impacts all MSMs who have had sex with a man since 1977, the policy did not go into effect until 1983. The policy applied retroactively to 1977.
Sources:
fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVacci…

www.redcross.org
Added by KoltonLane97  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Kansas

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Sep 7, 2016–Sep 3, 2017
Not banned
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  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.
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