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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Maryland

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Homosexual activity in Maryland is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 19, 1999
Legal
Settlement of Williams v. Glendening, Baltimore Circuit Court.
Sources:
Eskridge, William N. "Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America", p. 395. Additionally: books.google.com/books?id=D…
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Same-sex marriage in Maryland

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Same-sex marriage in Maryland is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 8, 2012
Legal
In 2012, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Maryland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Maryland is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Maryland

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
according to Movement Advancement Project.
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LGBT discrimination in Maryland

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LGBT discrimination in Maryland 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 Maryland

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

Current status
Since 2014
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 Maryland

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Maryland 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 Maryland

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Same-sex adoption in Maryland is legal.

Current status
Legal
State statute permits any adult to petition for adoption per MD Code Ann. Fam. Law, §5-331. Second-parent adoption has been allowed in lower courts.
Sources:
lambdalegal.org/states-regi…
MD Code Ann. Fam. Law, §5-331
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Maryland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Maryland 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 Maryland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Maryland is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1983
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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Jan 1, 1983–Jun 8, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under the 2016 FDA ruling. Full legalization pending.
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Conversion therapy in Maryland

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Conversion therapy in Maryland is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
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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Aug 14, 2016–Jun 8, 2018
Banned
one of the 12 states that have pass bills criminalizing this practice.
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Equal age of consent in Maryland

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Equal age of consent in Maryland is equal.

Current status
Equal
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