State

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin

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Current status
(since Oct 6, 2014)
Legal
Same sex marriage in Wisconsin returned when the Supreme Court decision came through.
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Right to change legal gender in Wisconsin

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Only for birth certificates. Changes pending. Non binary options pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Wisconsin

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Current status
(since Oct 6, 2014)
Legal
Same sex marriage is now legal, allowing same sex couples to adopt children
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1994–Oct 6, 2014
Illegal
Same-sex couples are not permitted joint or second parent adoption.
Sources:
Interest of Angel Lace M., 516 N.W.2d 678 (Wis. 1994)
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LGBT discrimination in Wisconsin

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Jan 1, 1982–Jul 14, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full discrimination protection on sexual orientation only. Full state Employment, housing pending state wide.
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Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, but gender identification is not included in these protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Wisconsin

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Current status
(since 1982)
Sexual orientation only
State law provides protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation only. However, public state employees are allowed domestic partner benefits.
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Jan 1, 1982–Jun 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
in all areas of Employment for discrimination protection. also included in Hate Crime Law. Full discrimination protection pending.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Wisconsin

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Jan 1, 1982–Jun 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
Full discrimination protection pending.
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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 Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin

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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 Wisconsin

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Current status
Equal
Wisconsin's age of consent for same-sex and different-sex couple is 18. State Statute provides an exemption for people who are married between the ages of 16 and 17.
Sources:
Wisconsin State Statute 948.09
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Conversion therapy in Wisconsin

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Sep 7, 2016–Jun 8, 2018
Not banned
Only in Milwaukee. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Until Sep 7, 2016
Not banned
No law that has banned it.
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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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