Compare LGBT Rights in Arkansas & Maryland

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Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
56% Favor
0%
70% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
50% Oppose
0%
59% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
35% Favor
53% Oppose
60% Favor
33% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
45% Support
47% Oppose
66% Support
27% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 1999
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2012
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2002
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2010
Recognized
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
Illegal
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2011
Legal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2011
Legal
Since 2011
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
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