Compare LGBT Rights in Maryland & Mississippi

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
58 / 100
Legal Index ?
98 / 100
69 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
46 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
70% Favor
0%
59% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
59% Oppose
0%
53% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
60% Favor
33% Oppose
31% Favor
61% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
66% Support
27% Oppose
40% Support
54% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 2022
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegalNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegalLegal
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 therapyBannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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