State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • 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 Louisiana

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

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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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Sep 18, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Not legal
The state passed a referendum question defining marriage to be a union between one man and one woman.
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Right to change legal gender in Louisiana

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
To change all documents. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Louisiana

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Jan 1, 1982–Sep 22, 2018
Single only
Under state law only. Legalization pending.
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Current status
(since 1982)
Legal
Individuals and married couples jointly may petition for adoption per La. CHC 1198, 1202.

Second-parent adoption is not legal.
Sources:
lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-…
aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_…
La. CHC 1198, 1202
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/louisiana
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LGBT discrimination in Louisiana

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full state discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression since June 13, 2018.They have only city protections. as well as protection under federal and Louisiana hate crime law for sexual orientation. Also in Full city discrimination protection in two cities. Full Employment, Housing and Public accommodations state wide discrimination protections pending.
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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 Louisiana

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State employment discriminaiton protections for sexual orientation and gender idneitty and gender expression since June 13, 2018. some under city protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. under hate crime law for sexual orientation. complete protection under federal hate crime law.
Sources:
content://com.sec.android.app.sbrowser/readinglist/0616195908.mhtml
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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 Louisiana

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Mar 1, 2012–Sep 25, 2018
Ambiguous
In the city of New Orleans and Shreveport. As well as Full State discrimination protections under the current governor. Pending statewide.
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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 Louisiana

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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 Louisiana

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

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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 Louisiana

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Sep 28, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy 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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