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
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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Until Jan 1, 2001
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
In May 2001, Minnesota courts struck down the state's sodomy law which had been on the books since the 1800s. The law prohibiting oral and anal sex allowed for penalties of up to a year in jail and up to $3,000 in fines.
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Same-sex marriage in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Aug 1, 2013)
Legal
Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law overturning a previous law which banned marriage between anyone other than one man and one woman.
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May 25, 2011–Nov 6, 2012
N/A
In May 2011, a question to amend the Minnesota Constitutional is placed on the November 2012 ballot by the state legislature. The amendment failed to pass in 2012, but marriage remained illegal in MN due to a state law.
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Jun 2, 1977–Jul 31, 2013
Not legal
Minnesota laws are changed to explicitly outlaw same-sex marriage through adding the words "between one man and a woman".
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Until Oct 15, 1971
Unrecognized
After two men attempted to obtain a marriage license, a court issued a ruling declaring that, though the wording of the law was not explicit in excluding same-sex couples from marriage, it was the intent of the law.
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Right to change legal gender in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Feb 2, 2018)
Legal, surgery not required
No conditions required. Non binary options on drivers licenses pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Minnesota

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Current status
Legal
Joint adoption is not explicitly prohibited, though no formal law states it is legal, and no state court has ruled on the issue. Second parent adoption by a same-sex partner is not explicitly prohibited by state law, and several lower courts in Hennepin and Atkins counties have allowed second parent adoptions to take place.
Sources:
hrc.org/laws-and-legislatio…
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/minnesota
Minnesota §259.22
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LGBT discrimination in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Apr 2, 1993)
Illegal
Language specifically protects on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Exemptions exist for religiously affiliated/operated organizations.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Apr 2, 1993)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Language protects based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Religious exemptions apply.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Minnesota

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Current status
(since Apr 2, 1993)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal. Religious exemptions apply.

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 Minnesota

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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 Minnesota

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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 Minnesota

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Minnesota

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Sep 7, 2016–Jul 7, 2018
Ambiguous
Conversion therapy ban Pending. As of June 2018. Widely condemned.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal in Minnesota, and has reportedly been carried out at various clinics throughout the state -- perhaps most notably at the clinic of Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's husband, Marcus Bachmann. No law currently bans it, though a meager attempt to introduce a ban has taken place. The proposed ban would only impact minors (Those under the age of 18). Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.


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