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

History

Homosexual activity in New Jersey

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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 New Jersey

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Current status
(since Sep 27, 2013)
Legal
In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in New Jersey

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Current status
(since Feb 12, 2018)
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change birth certificate. as well as public announcement of name change.
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Same-sex adoption in New Jersey

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Current status
(since 1995)
Legal
Single and joint adoption are permitted per N.J. Stat. §9:3-43.

Second-parent adoption is permitted via case law in H.N.R, 666 A.2d 535 (N.J.Super, 1995)
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/new-jersey
H.N.R., 666 A.2d 535 (N.J.Super, 1995)
§9:3-43
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LGBT discrimination in New Jersey

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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 New Jersey

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Current status
(since 2007)
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 New Jersey

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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 New Jersey

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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 New Jersey

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2006)
Equal
it got equalized.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in New Jersey

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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 New Jersey

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Current status
(since Aug 2013)
Banned
Conversion therapy was banned by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor in August of 2013. It was contested in court and the ban was upheld by the courts.
Sources:
njlawjournal.com/id=1202669727981/Third-Circuit-Upholds-NJ-Ban-on-Gay-Conversion-Therapy?slreturn=20141113023537

nclrights.org/bornperfect-l…

nclrights.org/bornperfect-t…

hrc.org/resources/entry/the…
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Until Aug 2013
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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