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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    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 (67%)

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 (48%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #44 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?"

(50%) Oppose
Favor (42%)

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?"

(36%) Oppose
Support (53%)

History

Homosexual activity in Louisiana

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Homosexual activity in Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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Same-sex marriage in Louisiana 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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Sep 18, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Not legal
The state passed a referendum question defining marriage to be a union between one man and one woman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Louisiana

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Louisiana is state-enforced.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2022
State-enforced
Schools are no longer allowed to mention anything related to lgbt.
Added by tsusamu  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Louisiana

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

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
To change all documents. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Louisiana

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Louisiana 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 18, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full state discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression since June 13, 2018.They have only city protections. as well as protection under federal and Louisiana hate crime law for sexual orientation. Also in Full city discrimination protection in two cities. Full Employment, Housing and Public accommodations state wide discrimination protections pending.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Louisiana

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

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2020
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
Added by Notdog1996  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
State employment discriminaiton protections for sexual orientation and gender idneitty and gender expression since June 13, 2018. some under city protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. under hate crime law for sexual orientation. complete protection under federal hate crime law.
Sources:
content://com.sec.android.app.sbrowser/readinglist/0616195908.mhtml
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LGBT housing discrimination in Louisiana

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LGBT housing discrimination in Louisiana 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 25, 2018
Ambiguous
In the city of New Orleans and Shreveport. As well as Full State discrimination protections under the current governor. Pending statewide.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Louisiana

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Same-sex adoption in Louisiana is legal.

Current status
Since 1982
Legal
Individuals and married couples jointly may petition for adoption per La. CHC 1198, 1202.

Second-parent adoption is not legal.
Sources:
lifelongadoptions.com/lgbt-…
aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_…
La. CHC 1198, 1202
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/louisiana
Added by imullin01  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1982–Sep 22, 2018
Single only
Under state law only. Legalization pending.
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Serving openly in military in Louisiana

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Serving openly in military in Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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Blood donations by MSMs in Louisiana 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

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 Louisiana

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Conversion therapy in Louisiana 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.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 28, 2016–Sep 7, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Louisiana

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Equal age of consent in Louisiana is equal.

Current status
Equal
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log