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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Florida

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Homosexual activity in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
Legal due to the US Supreme ruling about homosexual activity.
Added by sofoust  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Florida

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Same-sex marriage in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 5, 2014
Legal
The stay on same-sex marriage ban is officially set to expire on January 5th 2015, allowing same sex couples to marry from this date forward.
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jun 9, 1977–Jan 5, 2014
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
They also do not recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of the state.
Added by sofoust  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Florida

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Florida is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Florida

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

Current status
Since Oct 19, 2004
Legal, but requires surgery
After Gender Reassignment Surgery and a legal name change, then you can apply for the gender to be changed on your birth certificate.
Added by sofoust  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 19, 2004–Sep 9, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Non binary options on drivers licenses pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Florida

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LGBT discrimination in Florida is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1992
Illegal in some contexts
There is full discrimination protection in 24 cities and 11 counties in Florida. As well as sexual orientation protection under Florida hate crime law. state wide gender identity discrimination protection under section VII. Some cities and counties have offered some protection, but at the state level there is none.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Jan 1, 2018
Illegal
Illegal
Added by Guy  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
No protections
Some cities and counties have offered some protection, but at the state level there is none.
Added by sofoust  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Florida

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LGBT employment discrimination in Florida is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2014
Ambiguous
Full employment discrimination protections pending statewide. Under federal law VII and city discrimination protections. As well as sexual orientation discrimination protection under state law.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Dec 16, 2014
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Florida

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LGBT housing discrimination in Florida is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2014
Ambiguous
Full state housing discrimination protections pending. City Housing discrimination protections only.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Dec 16, 2014
No protections
Florida 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)."
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Florida

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Same-sex adoption in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1992
Legal
Currently being implemented.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Jan 1, 1992
Single only
Florida §3.042 specifies any individual may adopt, but married couples may only adopt when engaged in a male/female marriage. Second-parent adoption is granted in some cases to same-sex parents, but it varies widely by judge and county. Second-parent adoption has only been ruled on in lower courts; no appellate court case law, nor state statute, dictates the legality of it.
Sources:
Florida §63.042
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/florida
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Florida

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2011
Legal
Don't ask don't tell was officially repealed.
Added by sofoust  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Florida

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

Current status
Since 1983
Banned (indefinite deferral)
This is decided at the federal level by the FDA, which has given an indefinite ban.
Added by sofoust  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1983–Dec 31, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Florida

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Conversion therapy in Florida is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion Therapy is currently legal. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it.
Sources:
Pink news
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jul 30, 2015–-0001
Banned
Under the bill that provided lgbt protections for youth in foster care. Full state conversion therapy ban pending. In Certain cities it is outlawed. Illegal in foster care. Full Criminalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until -0001
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

Equal age of consent in Florida

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Equal age of consent in Florida is equal.

Current status
Since 2010
Equal
Legal age of consent is 18, but close in age exclusions apply.
Added by sofoust  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log