Compare LGBT Rights in Maryland & Washington, D.C.

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81 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
70% Favor
0%
Region not surveyed
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
59% Oppose
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
60% Favor
33% Oppose
64% Favor
26% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
66% Support
27% Oppose
72% Support
23% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesUnknownUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegalLegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2011
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyBannedBanned
Since 2014
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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