State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    Ambiguous
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Texas

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2003)
Legal
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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Same-sex marriage in Texas

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Feb 26, 2014–Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Despite the supreme court ruling, the constitutional ban of same sex marriage in Texas is still valid.
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Apr 17, 1997–Feb 26, 2014
Not legal
The family code was amended to prohibit same sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Texas

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
requires surgery to change drivers license. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Texas

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Jan 1, 1986–Jul 20, 2018
Single only
Only under state law. Legalization pending.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Any adult may adopt per statute, but second-parent adoptions have varied by judge and county.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/texas
Tex. Fam. Code §162.001
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LGBT discrimination in Texas

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Jan 1, 2018–Jul 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Under city protections. hate crime law includes sexual orientation. Full state discrimination protections pending. Full housing pending statewide. full public accommodation pending state wide.
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Current status
No protections
No protection from discrimination at the state level.
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Current status
No protections
No protection from discrimination at the state level.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Texas

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Jan 1, 2018–Jul 18, 2018
Ambiguous
City protections in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio. Prohibited in Dallas County. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Missing state employment discrimination missing in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota.
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Current status
No protections
No protection from employment discrimination at the state level
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LGBT housing discrimination in Texas

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Jan 1, 2018–Jul 21, 2018
Ambiguous
Only under city discrimination protections. as well sexual orientation under Texas hate crime law.
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Current status
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, 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 Texas

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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 Texas

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Jan 1, 1983–Jun 20, 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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Equal age of consent in Texas

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent is equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
Texas Penal Code Section 21.11
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Conversion therapy in Texas

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Dec 12, 2016–-0001
Ambiguous
They introduced to ban conversion therapy on minor for Texas that they will have a debate on september 1 , 2017
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Sep 7, 2016–Jul 6, 2018
Not banned
Some places have promoted this in Texas. Conversion therapy ban is pending.
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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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