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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    Ambiguous
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    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 (62%)

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 #43 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?"

(49%) Oppose
Favor (44%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #44 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?"

(40%) Oppose
Support (53%)

History

Homosexual activity in Oklahoma

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Homosexual activity in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

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Same-sex marriage in Oklahoma is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 18, 2014
Legal
The law was passed on July 18th. However, due to some complications with the state challenging the decision, the first marriage was only conducted from October 6th 2014 when the Supreme Court decided not to discuss the disputes.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Oklahoma

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Oklahoma is state-enforced.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2022
State-enforced
Public Schools are now required to not mention anything lgbt related, especially at elementary schools, a law very similar to what florida is doing along with some other southern states.
Added by tsusamu  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Oklahoma

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Right to change legal gender in Oklahoma is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Feb 2022
Ambiguous
As of February, Oklahoma does not correct gender markers on birth certificates anymore.
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Until Feb 2022
Legal, but requires surgery
requires surgery to change drivers license. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Oklahoma

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
There was a civil suit in 2021 against the Oklahoma State Department of Health regarding the use of a neutral gender marker which resulted in the gender neutral marker being allowed. However, a law has now been signed to ban gender neutral markers and strictly allow male and female markers.
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LGBT discrimination in Oklahoma

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LGBT discrimination in Oklahoma 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 13, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
in the city of Norman for sexual orientation discrimination protections. as well as the Oklahoma city and Tulsa. Full state employment discrimination protections pending.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Oklahoma

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LGBT employment discrimination in Oklahoma 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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Dec 1, 2014–Sep 12, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in the city of Norman.
Sources:
LGBT Map
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LGBT housing discrimination in Oklahoma

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LGBT housing discrimination in Oklahoma 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 10, 2018
Ambiguous
Only in the city of Norman.
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Same-sex adoption in Oklahoma

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Same-sex adoption in Oklahoma is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Single-parent and joint-adoptions are allowed, but second-parent adoption is not.
Sources:
74 Okla St. §840-2.9 (2002) & 25 Okla. St. §1452 (2002)
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/oklahoma
Added by imullin01  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jul 18, 2014–Sep 6, 2018
Legal
Since September 8, 2018.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Oklahoma

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Serving openly in military in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma

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Blood donations by MSMs in Oklahoma 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 Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  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.
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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 Oklahoma

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Conversion therapy in Oklahoma 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

Feb 24, 2016–Sep 11, 2018
Not banned
Not criminalized anywhere in central Midwest.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Oklahoma

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Equal age of consent in Oklahoma is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is 16 years old.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log