State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • 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 Nevada

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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 Nevada

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Current status
(since Oct 9, 2014)
Legal
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Sevcik v. Sandoval that Nevada laws violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment after the US Supreme Court declined to take up other cases related to anti-marriage laws and amendments.
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Mar 16, 2009–Oct 9, 2014
Other type of partnership
Domestic partnership is recognized by the state as a form of same-sex union
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Right to change legal gender in Nevada

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Jan 6, 2015–Sep 3, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2017
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Current status
(since Jan 6, 2015)
Legal, but requires surgery
NAC 440.130 provides allowance for persons to change gender on birth certificates and other vital records so long as a certifying physicians signs off on the persons gender identity.
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Same-sex adoption in Nevada

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Current status
Legal
Joint or single parent adoption is allowed for individuals or married or domestic partners per Nev. Revised Stat. §127.030.

Second-parent adoptions have also been allowed in lower courts.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/nevada
Nev. Revised Stat. §127.030
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LGBT discrimination in Nevada

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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 Nevada

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Current status
(since 2011)
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 Nevada

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state 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 Nevada

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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 Nevada

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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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Jan 1, 1983–May 31, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under a 2016 ruling from the FDA.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Nevada

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Current status
(since May 29, 2013)
Equal
Pursuant to NRS 201.195, the law prohibiting sexual contact with minors 16+ has been repealed. NRS 201.195.2 previously disallowed homosexual persons under the age of 18 from having sexual contact, but allowed heterosexual couples aged 16+ to attain such acts. In May 29, 2013, that subsection was repealed, and the law applied equally to both Homosexual and Heterosexual persons aged 16+
Sources:
Current Law: leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-201…

Law showing Repeal: leg.state.nv.us/Statutes/77…
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Conversion therapy in Nevada

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Current status
(since May 22, 2015)
Banned
SB353 passed final vote in Nevada on May 22, 2015 banning conversion therapy for homosexual youths, however, while it passed, protections for transgender persons were not included. The bill has passed, but has been referred to committee to discuss the amendment.
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May 22, 2015–Sep 16, 2017
Banned
No
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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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