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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
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    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?"

(41%) Oppose
Favor (51%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #35 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?"

(36%) Oppose
Support (58%)

History

Homosexual activity in Iowa

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Homosexual activity in Iowa is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1978
Legal
Legislative repeal, effective 1978.
Sources:
Laws of the Sixty-Sixth General Assembly [1976], page 549, ch. 1245, enacted June 28, 1976, effective Jan. 1, 1978.
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Same-sex marriage in Iowa

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Same-sex marriage in Iowa is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 27, 2009
Legal
In 2009, Iowa became the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. Varnum v. Brien, Supreme Court of Iowa (2009).
Sources:
Varnum v. Brien, 22 Ill.763 N.W.2d 862 (Iowa 2009) [2009 BL 73739]. iowacourts.gov/wfData/files…
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iowa

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iowa is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Iowa

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

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires surgery to change all documents. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Iowa

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Iowa is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Iowa

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

Current status
Since 2007
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State law provides for protections against employment discrimination in regards to both sexual orientation and gender identification.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Iowa

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LGBT housing discrimination in Iowa is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identification.

Additionally, 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 Iowa

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Same-sex adoption in Iowa is legal.

Current status
Legal
State statute permits any unmarried individual to adopt, but any married individual is required to petition jointly per Iowa Code 600. Second-parent adoption has been approved in lower courts.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-regions/iowa
Iowa Code 600
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Serving openly in military in Iowa

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Serving openly in military in Iowa 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 Iowa

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Blood donations by MSMs in Iowa 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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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 Iowa

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Conversion therapy in Iowa 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. Though it's not actually ambiguous (It is in fact legal), this is the best indicator of the available options.
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Sep 7, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Iowa

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Equal age of consent in Iowa is equal.

Current status
Equal
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