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LGBT Rights in Florida State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not 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)
 
Favor (68%)

Opposition of religiously based refusals to serve gay and lesbian people ?

Ranked #1 out of 50 regions surveyed. (Source: PRRI, 2018)
 
Oppose (57%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state ?

Ranked #24 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)
(38%) Oppose
Favor (53%)

Support of homosexuality by US state ?

Ranked #18 out of 51 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research, 2014)
(28%) Oppose
Support (64%)

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.
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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.
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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.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Florida

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Florida is state-enforced.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2022
State-enforced
Florida HB 1557 bans discussions of sexuality and gender identity in public schools. It also prohibits districts from withholding information from parents unless they believe it may result in abuse/neglect.

It also mandates parents to screen any health questionnaires before the school year begins.

Districts that violate this policy can be sued for statutory damages and court fees.
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Right to change legal gender in Florida

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

Current status
Since Oct 19, 2004
Legal, surgery not required
In Florida you have the right to change your gender on your birth certificate and driver's license. In both cases, a physician is required to attest that you are receiving "appropriate treatment". What exactly is considered appropriate seems to be at the discretion of the physician. As such, surgery is not required.
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Until Oct 19, 2004
Illegal
illegal to officially change ones gender.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Florida

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Not currently recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Florida

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LGBT discrimination in Florida is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 2009
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.
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Until Jan 1, 2018
Illegal
Illegal
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No protections
Some cities and counties have offered some protection, but at the state level there is none.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Florida

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

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2020
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
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Dec 16, 2014–Jun 15, 2020
Ambiguous
Under federal law VII and city discrimination protections. As well as sexual orientation employment discrimination protection under state law.
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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 no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2014
No protections
Congress has yet to pass a housing discrimination law in florida, meaning that someone could legally get away with refusing to sell someone a house just because they’re gay.
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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)."
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Same-sex adoption in Florida

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Same-sex adoption in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 20, 2018
Legal
Single adoption by unmarried individuals, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are all legal.
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Until Aug 20, 2018
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
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Serving openly in military in Florida

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Serving openly in military in Florida is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2011
Legal
Don't ask don't tell was officially repealed.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Florida

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

Current status
Since Apr 2, 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding 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–Dec 31, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016.
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1983–Dec 21, 2015
Banned (indefinite deferral)
This is decided at the federal level by the FDA, which has given an indefinite ban.
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Conversion therapy in Florida

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Conversion therapy in Florida is not banned.

Current status
Since Nov 20, 2020
Not banned
Florida government passed “negative law” protecting conversion therapy from any bans.
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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.
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