State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Maryland

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Current status
(since Jan 19, 1999)
Legal
Settlement of Williams v. Glendening, Baltimore Circuit Court.
Sources:
Eskridge, William N. "Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America", p. 395. Additionally: books.google.com/books?id=D…
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Same-sex marriage in Maryland

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Current status
(since Nov 8, 2012)
Legal
In 2012, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Maryland

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
according to Movement Advancement Project.
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Same-sex adoption in Maryland

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Current status
Legal
State statute permits any adult to petition for adoption per MD Code Ann. Fam. Law, §5-331. Second-parent adoption has been allowed in lower courts.
Sources:
lambdalegal.org/states-regi…
MD Code Ann. Fam. Law, §5-331
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LGBT discrimination in Maryland

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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 Maryland

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Current status
(since 2014)
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 Maryland

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Maryland 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 Maryland

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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 Maryland

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

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Jan 1, 1983–Jun 8, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under the 2016 FDA ruling. Full legalization pending.
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 Maryland

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Aug 14, 2016–Jun 8, 2018
Banned
one of the 12 states that have pass bills criminalizing this practice.
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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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