Compare LGBT Rights in Arkansas & West Virginia

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Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
56% Favor
0%
63% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
50% Oppose
0%
52% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
35% Favor
53% Oppose
39% Favor
51% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
45% Support
47% Oppose
45% Support
47% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2014
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2002
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2010
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2013
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2011
Ambiguous
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 therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
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