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

History

Homosexual activity in Nebraska

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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 Nebraska

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
After a 5-4 vote in Supreme Court attempts by conservative states to ban same-sex marriage were overturned making it legal across the USA.
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Right to change legal gender in Nebraska

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change birth certificate. As well as Public Announcement of name change. Changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Nebraska

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Current status
(since Mar 2, 2015)
Legal
March ended the long legal fight to same sex adoption with same sex couples now allowed to become foster parents, completely equalizing their rights to adopt
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1995–Mar 2, 2015
Illegal
The 1995 Administrative Memorandum of the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services introduced a ban on fostering and adoption by individuals identifying as "homosexual" as well as unmarried individuals.
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LGBT discrimination in Nebraska

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Aug 10, 2016–Jul 12, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Only city discrimination protections in Omaha. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under Federal hate crime law. Sexual orientation under Nebraska Hate crime law. Full state discrimination protections pending statewide.
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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 Nebraska

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Aug 10, 2016–Jul 16, 2018
Ambiguous
under city discrimination protections only. protections under sexual orientation under Nebraska hate crime law.
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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 Nebraska

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Jan 1, 2012–Jul 18, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in the Omaha.
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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 Nebraska

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Current status
(since Sep 20, 2003)
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 Nebraska

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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 Nebraska

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Nebraska

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Sep 7, 2016–Jul 16, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized in this state.
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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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