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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ 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 (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 (51%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #39 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?"

(45%) 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?"

(37%) Oppose
Support (54%)

History

Homosexual activity in Indiana

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Homosexual activity in Indiana is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 1977
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1977.
Sources:
Acts 1976 Indiana, page 718, Public Law No. 148, enacted Feb. 25,1976, effective July 1, 1977.
Added by garrettdietz  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Indiana

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Same-sex marriage in Indiana is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 9, 2014
Legal
After the Supreme Court's decision to not consider the appeal, same sex marriage ban was lifted on October 9th.
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Indiana

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Indiana is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
No censorship of LGBT issues, and pride parades happen every year.
Added by maddyksf  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Indiana

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Indiana

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Indiana is recognized.

Current status
Since Mar 12, 2019
Recognized
X gender markers available on driver's licenses.
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LGBT discrimination in Indiana

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LGBT discrimination in Indiana 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. However, public employees of the state are protected based on both sexual orientation as well as gender identities.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Aug 10, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Illegal
Hate crime law pending backed by court ruling and by the Indiana Governor . State discrimination protection only. Full state employment discrimination protections pending. Full state housing discrimination protections pending. discrimination protection under section VII section sex discrimination also includes gender identity and or sexual orientation.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Indiana

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LGBT employment discrimination in Indiana 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. However, public employees of the state are protected based on both sexual orientation as well as gender identities.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 14, 2017–Sep 10, 2018
Ambiguous
Only for state employments. As well sex discrimination protection under section VII under sex includes sexual orientation. Hate crime law to come into effect. Pending statewide.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Indiana

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LGBT housing discrimination in Indiana 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  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Mar 1, 2012–Sep 4, 2018
Sexual orientation only
Only city discrimination protections. As well as state housing discrimination protection for sexual orientation only.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Indiana

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Same-sex adoption in Indiana is legal.

Current status
Legal
Any individual or couple may petition for adoption per §31-19-2.
Second-parent adoption has been legalized via case law in two separate cases. Adoption of K.S.P., 804 N.E.2d 1253 (Ind.Ct. Appl. 2004) approved second-parent adoption by partners of biological parents. Adoption of M.M.G.C., 785 N.E.2d 267 (Ind. Ct. Appl. 2003) approved second-parent adoption by partners of adoptive parents.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/indiana
Indiana §31-19-2
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Serving openly in military in Indiana

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Serving openly in military in Indiana 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  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Indiana

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Blood donations by MSMs in Indiana 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  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  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–May 3, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2016 from the FDA.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  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.
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Conversion therapy in Indiana

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Conversion therapy in Indiana is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion Therapy is currently legal in Indiana. No law currently bans it, despite organizations such as the American Psychological Association denouncing it.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 7, 2016–Sep 9, 2018
Not banned
Not banned in this state.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Indiana

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Equal age of consent in Indiana is equal.

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