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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
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    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 (68%)

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 (57%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #27 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?"

(39%) Oppose
Favor (49%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #28 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?"

(32%) Oppose
Support (59%)

History

Homosexual activity in Idaho

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Homosexual activity in Idaho is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. Supreme Court (2003)
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
Added by garrettdietz  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Idaho

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Same-sex marriage in Idaho is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 15, 2014
Legal
On October 15, 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho.
Added by danlev  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Oct 15, 2014
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage is not recognized. A 2006 constitutional amendments defined marriage as the union of man and woman and the only type of partnership the state recognizes.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Idaho

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Idaho is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
No law currently censors LGBT topics in Idaho.

However, the State has tried in March 2022 to pass a bill that would make librarians criminally liable if kids access LGBT books. While the bill overwhelmingly passed in house, it was blocked by the Idaho senate.
Added by Notdog1996  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Idaho

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Idaho

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Not currently recognized.
Added by Notdog1996  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Idaho

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LGBT discrimination in Idaho is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Aug 10, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
city discrimination protections only. Full discrimination protections pending. Gender identity discrimination under Section VII.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Idaho

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LGBT employment discrimination in Idaho is no protections.

Current status
No protections
As of December 16, 2014, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 1, 2014–Sep 1, 2018
Ambiguous
Only under city discrimination protections. As well under state ruling section VII sex discrimination includes gender identity.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Idaho

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LGBT housing discrimination in Idaho 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)."
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 1, 2014–Sep 1, 2018
Ambiguous
City discrimination protections only.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Idaho

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Same-sex adoption in Idaho is legal.

Current status
Legal
Pursuant Idaho §16-1501, any adult may may petition for adoption. Though it's not expressly permitted by any case law or statute, same-sex, second-parent adoption is theoretically legal as no laws prohibit it.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/idaho
Idaho §16-1501
Added by imullin01  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Mar 7, 2018–Sep 16, 2018
Legal
Under federal law as well as Idaho state law
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Idaho

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Serving openly in military in Idaho 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.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Idaho

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Blood donations by MSMs in Idaho 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.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 21, 2015–Apr 2, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Blood donation centers followed the non-binding FDA one year deferral guidance.
Added by JerofDoorhandle  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1983–Jun 21, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016 under the FDA ruling.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Idaho

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Conversion therapy in Idaho is not banned.

Current status
Since Jan 27, 2022
Not banned
Ban pending statewide.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Feb 25, 2017–Sep 1, 2018
Not banned
Not outlawed in this state.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Idaho

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Equal age of consent in Idaho is equal.

Current status
Equal
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log