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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    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)

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 (65%)

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 (56%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #42 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?"

(48%) Oppose
Favor (45%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #40 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?"

(38%) Oppose
Support (55%)

History

Homosexual activity in Georgia

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Homosexual activity in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 23, 1998
Legal
Powell v. The State, Supreme Court of Georgia (1998).
Sources:
Powell v. State of Georgia, S98A0755, 270 Ga. 327, 510 S.E. 2d 18 (1998). caselaw.findlaw.com/ga-supr…
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Same-sex marriage in Georgia

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Same-sex marriage in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide.
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Jul 1, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriages and civil unions are prohibited in Georgia. Marriages between people of the same sex are not entitled the status of marriage. Foreign same-sex marriages also stand void here and are not covered by the jurisdiction, whatsoever be the circumstances.
Sources:
Georgia Code Title 19-3-3.1.
Georgia Constitution Amendment 1
lexisnexis.com/hottopics/ga…
usmarriagelaws.com/search/u…
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Georgia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Georgia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Georgia

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

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
as well to change drivers license. To change birth certificate and requires name change. Missing non binary options on documents. Changes pending.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Georgia

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Georgia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 14, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
there is local protections in the city of Atlanta and Macon-Bib county. under section VII under sex discrimination covers sexual orientation and gender identity. As well under section IX. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. gender identity discrimination protection under Glenn v. Brumby
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LGBT employment discrimination in Georgia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Georgia 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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Until Jun 15, 2020
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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Oct 11, 2017–Sep 7, 2018
Ambiguous
Only gender identity is illegal state wide. Pending in Some counties.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Georgia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Georgia 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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Dec 16, 2014–Sep 18, 2018
Ambiguous
Only under city discrimination protections. Pending in some counties.
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Same-sex adoption in Georgia

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Same-sex adoption in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2017
Legal
Single-parent and joint-parent adoption is legal for any adult pursuant Official Code of Georgia §19-8-3.

However, no appellate court case law or statutes dictate legality of same-sex second-parent adoption, which means ruling has varied by county and judge.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/georgia
OC GA §19-8-3
familyequality.org/wp-conte…
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Jan 1, 2018–Sep 2, 2018
Legal
under federal law since 2015. In Georgia their might be a lgbt friendly governor elected.
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Serving openly in military in Georgia

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Serving openly in military in Georgia 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 Georgia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Georgia 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–Mar 12, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016.
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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 Georgia

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Conversion therapy in Georgia is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Georgia government passed “negative law” protecting conversion therapy from any bans.
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Feb 1, 2016–Sep 8, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized in Georgia.
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Equal age of consent in Georgia

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Equal age of consent in Georgia is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of Consent is set at 16 for everyone.
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