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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 in some contexts
    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 #32 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?"

(44%) Oppose
Favor (51%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #30 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?"

(35%) Oppose
Support (60%)

History

Homosexual activity in Nebraska

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Homosexual activity in Nebraska is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
US Supreme Court ruling issued in Lawrence v. Texas struck down all sodomy laws on the basis of privacy and liberty. The decision overturned any laws remaining in all US states which prohibited acts of sodomy.
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Same-sex marriage in Nebraska

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Same-sex marriage in Nebraska is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
After a 5-4 vote in Supreme Court attempts by conservative states to ban same-sex marriage were overturned making it legal across the USA.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nebraska

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nebraska is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Nebraska

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

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

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Nebraska is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 2022
Illegal in some contexts
law passed outlawing lgbtq discrimination in most public places.
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Aug 10, 20162022
Ambiguous
Only city discrimination protections in Omaha. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under Federal hate crime law. Sexual orientation under Nebraska Hate crime law. Full state discrimination protections pending statewide.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nebraska

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LGBT employment discrimination in Nebraska is no protections.

Current status
No protections
As of 2022, there are no legal protections for people who are LGBT in regards to employment.
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Aug 10, 2016–Sep 16, 2018
Ambiguous
under city discrimination protections only. protections under sexual orientation under Nebraska hate crime law.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nebraska

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LGBT housing discrimination in Nebraska 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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Jan 1, 2012–Sep 18, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in the Omaha.
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Same-sex adoption in Nebraska

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Same-sex adoption in Nebraska is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 2, 2015
Legal
March ended the long legal fight to same sex adoption with same sex couples now allowed to become foster parents, completely equalizing their rights to adopt
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1995–Mar 2, 2015
Illegal
The 1995 Administrative Memorandum of the Nebraska Division of Children and Family Services introduced a ban on fostering and adoption by individuals identifying as "homosexual" as well as unmarried individuals.
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Serving openly in military in Nebraska

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Serving openly in military in Nebraska is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2003
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 Nebraska

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Blood donations by MSMs in Nebraska 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 Nebraska

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Conversion therapy in Nebraska 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.
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Sep 7, 2016–Sep 16, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized in this state.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Nebraska

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Equal age of consent in Nebraska is equal.

Current status
Equal
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