Compare LGBT Rights in Maryland & West Virginia

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
60 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
70% Favor
0%
63% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
59% Oppose
0%
52% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
60% Favor
33% Oppose
39% Favor
51% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
66% Support
27% Oppose
45% Support
47% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1999
Legal
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Since 2014
Censorship of LGBT IssuesUnknownUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegalAmbiguous
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
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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