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 Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island

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Current status
(since Aug 1, 2013)
Legal
In 2013, Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Rhode Island

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Requires Announcement of name change. Changes pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Rhode Island

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Current status
Legal
Single-parent and joint adoption permitted per statutes. Second-parent adoption permitted per case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/rhode-island
R.I. Stat. §15-7-4
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LGBT discrimination in Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island

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Current status
(since 2001)
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 Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island

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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 Rhode Island

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of sexual orientation or gender.
Sources:
Rhode Island State Statutes:
§ 11-37-6
§ 11-37-8.1
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Blood donations by MSMs in Rhode Island

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Jan 1, 1983–May 31, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016.
Sources:
No
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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 Rhode Island

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Aug 8, 2017–Sep 3, 2017
Banned
as of August 10, 2017. It is one of the 10 states and dc that have outlawed this.
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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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