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

History

Homosexual activity in New York

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
U.S. Supreme Court decision superceding any state or local statute making such activity illegal
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Same-sex marriage in New York

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Current status
(since Jul 24, 2011)
Legal
In 2011, New York legalized same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality Act.
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May 29, 2008–Jul 24, 2011
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
In this context, "foreign" is defined as same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions but heretofore unrecognized by New York State.
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Right to change legal gender in New York

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Non binary options pending on birth certificates starting Jan 1, 2019.
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Same-sex adoption in New York

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Current status
Legal
Individuals and couples may adopt, and second-parent adoptions are legal.
Sources:
NY CLS Dom Rel §110
re Jacob, 86 N.Y. 2d 651, 636 N.Y.S. 2d 716, 660 N.E.2d 397(1995)
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/new-york
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LGBT discrimination in New York

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Jan 16, 2003–Sep 4, 2018
Illegal
In all areas of Discrimination. Hate crime only for sexual orientation.
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Current status
(since Jan 16, 2003)
Illegal
The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, effective as of January 16, 2003, makes it unlawful for anyone in New York State to be discriminated against in employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. SONDA, in combination with laws prohibiting discrimination based on marital status, together prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples in employment, housing, credit, education, and public accommodations.

With respect to transgender individuals, SONDA does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. However, SONDA does apply when a transgender person is discriminated against based upon his or her actual or perceived sexual orientation. Furthermore, courts have also held that transgender people are protected under provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and/or disability. And in 2009, then-Governor David Paterson issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state employment on the basis of gender identity.
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LGBT employment discrimination in New York

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2018)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
According to LGBT Map.
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2003–Jan 1, 2018
Sexual orientation only
State law provides protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation only. However, public state employees are allowed domestic partner benefits. Additionally, public state employees are protected from employment discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in New York

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Jan 1, 2003–Sep 2, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
From the Change of the of the Criminal Code.
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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, effective as of January 16, 2003, makes it unlawful for anyone in New York State to be discriminated against in employment, housing, credit, education and public accommodations because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. SONDA, in combination with laws prohibiting discrimination based on marital status, together prohibit discrimination against same-sex couples in employment, housing, credit, education, and public accommodations.

With respect to transgender individuals, SONDA does not explicitly prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. However, SONDA does apply when a transgender person is discriminated against based upon his or her actual or perceived sexual orientation. Furthermore, courts have also held that transgender people are protected under provisions of the New York State Human Rights Law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and/or disability. And in 2009, then-Governor David Paterson issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination in state employment on the basis of gender identity.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in New York

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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 York

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Current status
Equal
The age of consent in New York is 17 for heterosexual and homosexual sex.
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Blood donations by MSMs in New York

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1977)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Federal policy as per Food & Drug Administration
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Jan 1, 1977–Dec 2, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
All across the US.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in New York

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Feb 9, 2016–Aug 27, 2018
Ambiguous
only regulated. State wide conversion therapy pan pending. it is illegal nationwide under the therapeutic fraud act signed under president Obama. Criminalization of this practice under A 3977 is pending in the New York State Senate. In certain cities it is criminalized.
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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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