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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Mississippi

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Homosexual activity in Mississippi is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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Same-sex marriage in Mississippi

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Same-sex marriage in Mississippi 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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Nov 4, 2004–Jun 26, 2015
Not legal
The state passed a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage.
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Aug 24, 1996–Nov 4, 2004
Not legal
Mississippi governor ordered an executive order to ban same sex marriage
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mississippi

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mississippi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Mississippi

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mississippi

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mississippi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Mississippi

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LGBT discrimination in Mississippi is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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Feb 2, 2018–Sep 12, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full City protections in Jackson, Mongolia, Clarksville. Starkville just had its first pride parade. Currently being faught by Mississippi Gov.
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Feb 2, 2018–Feb 12, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full City protections in Jackson and city of Mongolia.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mississippi

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LGBT employment discrimination in Mississippi 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.
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Mar 7, 2018–Sep 19, 2018
Ambiguous
Full discrimination protections in city of Jackson, Mongolia, Clarksville.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mississippi

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LGBT housing discrimination in Mississippi 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)."
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Mar 1, 2012–Aug 17, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in three cities.
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Same-sex adoption in Mississippi

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Same-sex adoption in Mississippi is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 1, 2016
Legal
Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
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2000–Apr 1, 2016
Illegal
Miss. Code § 93-17-3(5) restricts adoptions making it illegal for a same-sex couple to adopt a child. Additionally, statute permits sexual orientation to be utilized as an adverse consideration in custody disputes.
Sources:
aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_…
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/mississippi
Miss. Code §93-17-3
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mississippi

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mississippi 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 Mississippi

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mississippi 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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Conversion therapy in Mississippi

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Conversion therapy in Mississippi 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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Sep 7, 2016–Aug 18, 2018
Not banned
No ban so far. Starkville, Mississippi just allowed the first pride parade to go ahead.
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Equal age of consent in Mississippi

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Equal age of consent in Mississippi is equal.

Current status
Equal
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