Compare LGBT Rights in Maryland & Virginia

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81 / 100
73 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
70% Favor
0%
68% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
59% Oppose
0%
57% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
60% Favor
33% Oppose
50% Favor
43% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
66% Support
27% Oppose
61% Support
34% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Since 2014
Censorship of LGBT IssuesUnknownNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2003
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Recognized
Since 2020
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal in some contexts
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Ambiguous
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegalLegal
Since 2015
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 therapyBannedBanned
Since 2020
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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