State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • 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
State requires documentation from by a limited range of licensed professionals in order to change gender marker. Does not require sex reassignment surgery.
Sources:
See more at: lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/i…
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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–Dec 1, 2017
Illegal
In all areas of Discrimination.
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Current status
(since Jan 16, 2003)
Illegal in some contexts
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. No protections exist on the basis of gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in New York

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Current status
(since 2003)
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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Jan 1, 2003–Dec 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
According to LGBT Map.
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LGBT housing discrimination in New York

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Jan 1, 2003–Dec 2, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
From the Change of the of the Criminal Code.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Sexual orientation only
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation only.

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 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–Dec 2, 2017
Banned
illegal since Decemeber 1, 2017
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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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