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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in New Mexico

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Homosexual activity in New Mexico is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 20, 1975
Legal
Sources:
New Mexico Laws of 1975, ch. 109, §8
Added by garrettdietz  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in New Mexico

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Same-sex marriage in New Mexico is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 19, 2013
Legal
State's highest court rules gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Added by Mikeylito  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in New Mexico

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

Current status
Since 2006
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires notarized statement from attending physician or person in charge of an institution that sex has been changed via surgery, along with a name change order. No options for non-surgical and non-binary trans people. No intersex gender marker.
Added by litui  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2006–Sep 8, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
only to change birth certificates. Changes pending. Non binary options on birth certificates pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in New Mexico

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LGBT discrimination in New Mexico is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2003
Illegal
People are protected from discrimination based upon both sexual orientation and gender identification.
Added by clintmax  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in New Mexico

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LGBT employment discrimination in New Mexico is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2003
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 New Mexico

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LGBT housing discrimination in New Mexico is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2003
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)."
Added by clintmax  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in New Mexico

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in New Mexico 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  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in New Mexico

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Same-sex adoption in New Mexico is legal.

Current status
Legal
Any individual approved suitable by the court is allowed to adopt.
Sources:
N.M. Stat. §32A-5-11
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/new-mexico
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in New Mexico

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Blood donations by MSMs in New Mexico 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.
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in New Mexico

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Equal age of consent in New Mexico is equal.

Current status
Equal
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in New Mexico

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Conversion therapy in New Mexico 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.
Added by imullin01  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Sep 7, 2016
Not banned
No current ban is in this state.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Since Feb 14, 2017
Banned
Passed by Senate Committee of New Mexico
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