Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Minnesota

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Homosexual activity in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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May 2, 2001–Jun 25, 2003
Legal
Homosexuality is now legal in Minnesota, although the state constitution would not rescind its sodomy provisions until 2023.
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Jan 1, 1849–May 1, 2001
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
In May 2001, Minnesota courts struck down the state's sodomy law which had been on the books since the 1800s. The law prohibiting oral and anal sex allowed for penalties of up to a year in jail and up to $3,000 in fines.

Same-sex marriage in Minnesota

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Same-sex marriage in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 2013
Legal
Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill into law overturning a previous law which banned marriage between anyone other than one man and one woman.
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Jun 2, 1977–Jul 31, 2013
Banned
Minnesota laws are changed to explicitly outlaw same-sex marriage through adding the words "between one man and a woman".
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May 25, 2011–Nov 6, 2012
N/A
In May 2011, a question to amend the Minnesota Constitutional is placed on the November 2012 ballot by the state legislature. The amendment failed to pass in 2012, but marriage remained illegal in MN due to a state law.
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Until Oct 15, 1971
Unrecognized
After two men attempted to obtain a marriage license, a court issued a ruling declaring that, though the wording of the law was not explicit in excluding same-sex couples from marriage, it was the intent of the law.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Minnesota

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Minnesota is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
There are no laws censoring LGBT topics in Minnesota.
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Right to change legal gender in Minnesota

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Right to change legal gender in Minnesota is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
While there's no actual law support this, Minnesota's Department of Safety had quietly added X gender marker to their licenses. This is still in effect as of 2018, as they roll out REAL ID. Permits are also able to get X gender marker, as of 2018 as well.
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Gender-affirming care in Minnesota

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Gender-affirming care in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 8, 2023
Legal
As of 2023, Governor Tim Waltz made an executive order protecting transgender healthcare in the state of Minnesota. He also protected insurance discrimination, and also made sure that Medicaid required that they cover Gender affirming care state-wide. Health care providers are not to be arrested for giving gender affirming care. This executive order is still in effect until it is made law.

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Minnesota

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Minnesota is recognized.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2018
Recognized
Residents of Minnesota can change their gender marker to an X on their driver's license.

LGBT discrimination in Minnesota

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LGBT discrimination in Minnesota is illegal.

Current status
Since Apr 2, 1993
Illegal
Language specifically protects on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Exemptions exist for religiously affiliated/operated organizations.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Minnesota

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LGBT employment discrimination in Minnesota is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Apr 2, 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Language protects based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Religious exemptions apply.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Minnesota

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LGBT housing discrimination in Minnesota is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Apr 2, 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal. Religious exemptions apply.

Additionally, the Human Rights Campaign states, "The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires grantees and participants of HUD programs to comply with local and state non-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation and gender identity.
HUD also prohibits inquiries regarding the sexual orientation or gender identity of a prospective tenant or applicant for assisted
housing in every state (March 2012)."
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Same-sex adoption in Minnesota

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Same-sex adoption in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Legal
Joint adoption is not explicitly prohibited, though no formal law states it is legal, and no state court has ruled on the issue. Second parent adoption by a same-sex partner is not explicitly prohibited by state law, and several lower courts in Hennepin and Atkins counties have allowed second parent adoptions to take place.
Sources:
hrc.org/laws-and-legislatio…
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/minnesota
Minnesota §259.22
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Intersex infant surgery in Minnesota

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Intersex infant surgery in Minnesota is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No US state has enacted a ban on surgeries that attempt to change an intersex minors sex without their consent.
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Serving openly in military in Minnesota

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Serving openly in military in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 25, 2020
Legal
President Biden removed former President Trumps ban on transgender people serving in the military, transgender people are still allowed to serve as of 2024.
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Jul 26, 2017–Jan 25, 2020
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Former President Trump said in a slew of tweets in 2017, that he would ban transgender people from serving in the military. He then talked with the Chiefs of Staff, making it full ban for transgender people. Policy stated, if transgender people were in the military already, they could serve under a gender dysphoria diagnoses.
Sources:
aclu.org/news/lgbtq-rights/…
americanoversight.org/docum…
documentcloud.org/documents… *Documents of the emails that the service members asking about the ban, then confirming it with the WH*
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Sep 20, 2011–Jul 26, 2017
Legal
In 2011, Don't Ask Don't Tell was repelled under the Obama Administration 6 years later a new executive order was introduced. Former President Obama allowed members dishonorably discharged under DADT, to receive a honorable discharge.
Jul 19, 1993–Sep 20, 2011
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Former President Bill Clinton signed Don't Ask Don't Tell in 1993, removing the ability for LGBTQ people to serve. Some members were dishonorably discharged due to it.
Sources:
catalog.archives.gov/id/122244870 *official document for DADT signed by Former President Clinton*
gao.gov/assets/nsiad-92-98.pdf *study from 1992 to 1998*
history.com/news/dont-ask-d…
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Blood donations by MSMs in Minnesota

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Blood donations by MSMs in Minnesota is legal.

Current status
Since May 11, 2023
Legal
The new FDA policy on blood donation eliminates deferrals and screening questions specific to men who have sex with men (MSM). Prospective donors will be asked the same set of questions regardless of their sex or sexual orientation.
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Apr 2, 2020–May 11, 2023
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the new FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
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Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
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1983–Dec 21, 2015
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Conversion therapy in Minnesota

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Conversion therapy in Minnesota is banned.

Current status
Since Jul 15, 2021
Banned
On July 15, The governor of Minnesota signed an executive order restricting conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in the state.
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Until Jul 15, 2021
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal in Minnesota, and has reportedly been carried out at various clinics throughout the state -- perhaps most notably at the clinic of Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's husband, Marcus Bachmann. No law currently bans it, though a meager attempt to introduce a ban has taken place. The proposed ban would only impact minors (Those under the age of 18). Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.

Equal age of consent in Minnesota

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Equal age of consent in Minnesota is equal.

Current status
Equal
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