Compare LGBT Rights in Massachusetts & New York

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for LGBT protections by US state
(PRRI, 2018)
75% Favor
0%
73% Favor
0%
Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people
(PRRI, 2018)
65% Oppose
0%
61% Oppose
0%
Support of same-sex marriage by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
72% Favor
20% Oppose
62% Favor
30% Oppose
Support of homosexuality by US state
(Pew Research, 2014)
82% Support
12% Oppose
70% Support
23% Oppose
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2004
Legal
Since 2011
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Recognized
Since 2020
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 1993
Legal
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 therapyBanned
Since 2019
Banned
Since 2018
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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