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
    Unknown
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in New Hampshire

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Homosexual activity in New Hampshire 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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Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire

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Same-sex marriage in New Hampshire is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2010
Legal
In 2010, New Hampshire was the fifth state to legalize gay marriage. The bill was signed into law on June 3, 2009.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in New Hampshire

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Censorship of LGBT issues in New Hampshire is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in New Hampshire is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since 2019
Legal, no restrictions
New Hampshire residence are able to get gender marker X on both their drivers licenses and their birth certificates. Minors are able to get gender X on their drivers licenses as well with parental consent.

Gender-affirming care in New Hampshire

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Gender-affirming care in New Hampshire is legal.

Current status
Legal
Minors and Adults are still able to receive gender affirming care, New Hampshire has not made any laws regarding gender affirming care. New Hampshire has made attempts to ban gender affirming care, those have not passed as of yet.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in New Hampshire

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in New Hampshire is recognized.

Current status
Recognized
Recognized
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LGBT discrimination in New Hampshire

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LGBT discrimination in New Hampshire is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 2018
Illegal
On June 8, 2018 Governor Chris Sununu signed into law House Bill 1319, AN ACT prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which banned discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing based on gender identity. The law went into effect on July 8, 2018.
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Until Jul 8, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, but gender identification is not included in these protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in New Hampshire

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LGBT employment discrimination in New Hampshire is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under a new bill that updated the housing, employment and public accommodation law to include sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
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1998–Jul 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
State law provides protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation only. Additionally, public state employees are granted some benefits solely based upon marriage, same-sex partners are eligible to receive these benefits.
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LGBT housing discrimination in New Hampshire

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LGBT housing discrimination in New Hampshire is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
On June 8, 2018 Governor Chris Sununu signed into law House Bill 1319, AN ACT prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, which banned discrimination in employment, public accommodations and housing based on gender identity. The law went into effect on July 8, 2018.
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1998–Jul 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation only.

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 New Hampshire

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Same-sex adoption in New Hampshire is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2017
Legal
New Hamsphire allows single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples.
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Until Jun 26, 2017
Single only
Unmarried adults may individually adopt, and married adults may petition jointly per N.H. Rev. Stat. 170-B:4.

Second-parent adoptions, however, are not permitted.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/new-hampshire
N.H. Rev. Stat. 170-B:4
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Intersex infant surgery in New Hampshire

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Intersex infant surgery in New Hampshire is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in New Hampshire

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Serving openly in military in New Hampshire is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2011
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in New Hampshire

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Blood donations by MSMs in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

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Conversion therapy in New Hampshire is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 4, 2019
Banned
Banned after 2018, court ruling, however, as of 2022 there is a pending bill to overturn that law.
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Until Jul 16, 2018
Not banned
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it.

Equal age of consent in New Hampshire

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Equal age of consent in New Hampshire is equal.

Current status
Equal
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