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
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Missouri

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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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Same-sex marriage in Missouri

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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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Nov 15, 2013–Jun 26, 2015
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Legally married same sex couples from outside the state can file joint tax returns, analogous with the state recognizing their union. The actual state of marriage is still currently in question.
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Right to change legal gender in Missouri

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change birth certificate. Changes pending. Non binary options pending for birth certificates.
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Same-sex adoption in Missouri

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Current status
Legal
Single-parent and join-adoption are legal per MO Stat. §453.010. Additionally, second-parent adoption has been approved in several lower courts.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/missouri
MO Stat. §453.010
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LGBT discrimination in Missouri

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
14 cities have sexual discrimination protections. 13 cities have gender identity discrimination protection. full protections under Missouri's hate crime law. State employment discrimination protections pending. Court decision pending. pending statewide.
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Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist for people based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Missouri

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 16, 2018
Ambiguous
Full protection under hate crime law. Only full discrimination protections under city protections. only protection under state employment is sexual orientation.
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Current status
No protections
There are no legal protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. However, executive branch employees of the state are protected based upon sexual orientation only.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Missouri

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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 16, 2018
Ambiguous
under city housing discrimination protections. as well as under hate crime law. 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 Missouri

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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 Missouri

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

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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 Missouri

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Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending. Currently case by case basis.
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