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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for LGBT protections by US state

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose laws that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations, and housing?"

 
Favor (74%)

Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing a small business owner in your state to refuse to provide products or services to gay or lesbian people, if doing so violates their religious beliefs"

 
Oppose (63%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #3 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(26%) Oppose
Favor (71%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #3 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)

Question: "Which statement comes closer to your own views: homosexuality should be accepted by society OR homosexuality should be discouraged by society?"

(19%) Oppose
Support (76%)

History

Homosexual activity in Connecticut

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Homosexual activity in Connecticut is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 1971
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1971.
Sources:
Connecticut Public Acts 1969, Public Act No. 828, enacted 7/8/1969, effective 10/1/1971.
cslib.cdmhost.com/cdm/ref/c…
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Same-sex marriage in Connecticut

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Same-sex marriage in Connecticut is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 28, 2008
Legal
In 2008, Connecticut became the first US state to legalize same-sex marriage, following Massachusetts in 2004.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Connecticut

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Connecticut is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Connecticut is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Connecticut

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

Current status
Since Jan 27, 2020
Recognized
Connecticut residents can select an X for their gender marker on IDs and driver's licenses.
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LGBT discrimination in Connecticut

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LGBT discrimination in Connecticut is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Connecticut

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

Current status
Since 2011
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Connecticut

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification.

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 Connecticut

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Same-sex adoption in Connecticut is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 2000
Legal
Any person or couple may adopt a child regardless of orientation pursuant Connecticut Public Act Number 00-228.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/connecticut
Connecticut Public Act No. 00-228
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Serving openly in military in Connecticut

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Serving openly in military in Connecticut 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 Connecticut

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Blood donations by MSMs in Connecticut is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2020
Banned (3-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 Connecticut

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Conversion therapy in Connecticut is banned.

Current status
Since Nov 3, 2016
Banned
Connecticut has conversion therapy fully banned since a 2016 court decision.
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Until Nov 3, 2016
Not banned
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it.
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Equal age of consent in Connecticut

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Equal age of consent in Connecticut is equal.

Current status
Equal
age of sixteen.
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