State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Washington

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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 Washington

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Current status
(since Mar 3, 2010)
Legal
In 2010, Washington legalized same-sex marriage.
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Right to change legal gender in Washington

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Current status
(since Sep 12, 2017)
Legal, surgery not required
No Requirements.
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Same-sex adoption in Washington

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Jan 1, 1986–May 31, 2018
Legal
Under federal and state laws.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Single only
A same sex couple can adopt through the agency they're adopting their child at or through an independent adoption. There is no "explicit prohibition" against a same-sex person to adopt their partner's child or a child of their current relationship.
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LGBT discrimination in Washington

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Current status
(since Jun 8, 2006)
Illegal
Covers sexual orientation and gender identity in regard to employment, housing, and public accomodations
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LGBT employment discrimination in Washington

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Current status
(since Jun 8, 2006)
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 Washington

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Current status
(since Jun 8, 2006)
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 Washington

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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 Washington

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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 Washington

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent is equal, regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
gayteens.about.com/od/sexua…
Washington Laws:
RCW 9A.44.093
RCW 9A.44.096
RCW 9A.44.089
RCW 9A.44.079
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Conversion therapy in Washington

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Apr 15, 2015–Mar 30, 2018
Banned
Just got signed into law today on March 30, 2018.
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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. An attempt to ban conversion therapy passed overwhelmingly in the State House in 2014, but the bill died in Senate Committee.
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