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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Alabama

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Homosexual activity in Alabama is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
Added by garrettdietz  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Alabama

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Same-sex marriage in Alabama is legal.

Current status
Since Feb 12, 2015
Legal
After the ban on same sex marriage was found to be unconstitutional, federal judge ordered that marriage licenses be issued.
Added by vviet93  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Aug 29, 1996–Feb 12, 2015
Unrecognized, only same-sex marriage official
There is a ban on same sex marriage
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alabama

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alabama is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Alabama

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Right to change legal gender in Alabama is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
To change birth certificate and drivers license. Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Alabama

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LGBT discrimination in Alabama is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 16, 2017–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
There is full discrimination protections in the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Full employment discrimination protections pending state wide. Also protected under Section VII. as well under the case of Glenn v. Brumby.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Alabama

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LGBT employment discrimination in Alabama is no protections.

Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 16, 2017–Aug 7, 2018
Ambiguous
In the city of Birmingham, Montevallo. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Alabama

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LGBT housing discrimination in Alabama is no protections.

Current status
No protections
This state does not provide any legal protections from discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.

However, 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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Oct 16, 2017–Aug 6, 2018
Ambiguous
City protections in the city of Birmingham and Montevallo.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Alabama

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Same-sex adoption in Alabama is single only.

Current status
Single only
Single Parent Adoption: married individuals wishing to adopt must be in a male-female marriage. An LGBT individual may adoption if they are unmarried. See Alabama State Statute § 26-10A-5.
Joint Adoption: Illegal for same-sex couples.
Second Parent Adoption: No legal under hostile Alabama case law regarding same-sex, second parent adoption. See Ex parte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)
Sources:
hrc.org/states/alabama
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/alabama
Alabama § 26-10A-5
Ex PArte J.M.F., 730 So.2d 1190(Ala. 1998)
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Feb 1, 2015–Sep 20, 2018
Single only
Under state law only.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Alabama

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Alabama 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.
Added by imullin01  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Alabama

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Blood donations by MSMs in Alabama is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1983
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.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1983–May 3, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under a ruling from the FDA.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Alabama

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Conversion therapy in Alabama is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 7, 2016–Aug 9, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Alabama

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Equal age of consent in Alabama is equal.

Current status
Equal
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log