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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally 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 (71%)

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 (66%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #16 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?"

(36%) Oppose
Favor (59%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #15 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?"

(28%) Oppose
Support (67%)

History

Homosexual activity in Delaware

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Homosexual activity in Delaware is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1973
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1973.
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Same-sex marriage in Delaware

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Same-sex marriage in Delaware is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2013
Legal
In 2013, Delaware legalized same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Delaware

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Delaware is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Non binary options on all documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Delaware

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Delaware is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
The state of Delaware does not currently recognize non-binary genders, but has said in 2019 to be open to recognizing it.
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LGBT discrimination in Delaware

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LGBT discrimination in Delaware is illegal.

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2013
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Delaware

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

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Delaware

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

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2013
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 Delaware

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Same-sex adoption in Delaware is legal.

Current status
Legal
Individuals may file for adoption regardless of sexual orientation, though married individuals must typically file jointly per 13 Del. C. §903. Second-parent adoption is legal per lower court case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/delaware
13 Del. C. §903
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Serving openly in military in Delaware

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Serving openly in military in Delaware is legal.

Current status
Since 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 Delaware

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Blood donations by MSMs in Delaware 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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Jan 1, 1983–May 3, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016. From the FDA changing the blood donating laws.
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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 Delaware

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Conversion therapy in Delaware is banned.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2018
Banned
Delaware is the 15th state to ban conversion therapy.
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Until Jul 24, 2018
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 Delaware

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Equal age of consent in Delaware is equal.

Current status
Equal
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