Compare LGBT Rights in Arkansas & Mississippi

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Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
56% Favor
0%
59% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
50% Oppose
0%
53% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
35% Favor
53% Oppose
31% Favor
61% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
45% Support
47% Oppose
40% Support
54% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousState-enforced
Since 2022
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2002
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2010
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2011
Legal
Since 2016
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 therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
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