Compare LGBT Rights in Louisiana & West Virginia

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57 / 100
60 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
67% Favor
0%
63% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
48% Oppose
0%
52% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
42% Favor
50% Oppose
39% Favor
51% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
53% Support
36% Oppose
45% Support
47% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2014
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 2022
Unknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, surgery not required
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1982
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 therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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