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

History

Homosexual activity in Virginia

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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 Virginia

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Current status
(since Jul 18, 2014)
Legal
The ban on same sex marriage was struck down by a 2-1 vote on July 23rd, 2014. However, due to the appeal process, the first marriages were not conducted until October 7th.
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Jan 23, 2014–Jul 18, 2014
Ambiguous
Virginia Attorney General, Mark Herring, announces he will not defend ban on same-sex marriage as it violates equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Federal judge currently hearing arguments in court.
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Right to change legal gender in Virginia

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Current status
(since Oct 8, 2003)
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires a notarized affidavit from a surgeon outlining the surgical procedure(s). A court order may also be used as evidence.
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Oct 8, 2003–Sep 8, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
to change birth certificates. Missing non binary options on birth certificates.
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Same-sex adoption in Virginia

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Current status
(since Apr 9, 2012)
Ambiguous
There is no specific exclusion for same-sex couples. It is legal, however, to deny adoption based on religious grounds.
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Apr 9, 2012–Sep 18, 2018
Legal
under federal law since 2015. currently laws are being updated in Virginia.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Virginia

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Jan 11, 2014–Sep 20, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full discrimination protection in state employment only. As well as full discrimination protection in the city of Charlottesville, Alexandria, Arlington county.
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Current status
No protections
There is no law offering blanket protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Both are lacking from the Virginia hate crimes law.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Virginia

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Current status
(since Jan 11, 2014)
No protections
In Virginia public-sector jobs, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity are made illegal by executive order. There are no state protections for private sector employees, and the attorney general has released an opinion stating that localities that have instituted protective policies are outside of their legislative powers.
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Jan 11, 2014–Sep 8, 2018
Ambiguous
Full discrimination protection in state employment. As well as full discrimination protection in city of Charlottesville. Sexual orientation discrimination protection Only in the Alexandria. As well sexual orientation in the county of Arlington.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Virginia

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Mar 1, 2012–Sep 20, 2018
Ambiguous
Various by cities and counties.
Sources:
No
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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 Virginia

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Current status
(since 2011)
Legal
Military policies are under federal jurisdiction in the United States.
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Equal age of consent in Virginia

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
State Law:
§ 18.2-371
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Blood donations by MSMs in Virginia

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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 Virginia

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Sep 7, 2016–Sep 12, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
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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