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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ 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 (73%)

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 (70%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #5 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?"

(27%) Oppose
Favor (65%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #4 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?"

(18%) Oppose
Support (72%)

History

Homosexual activity in Rhode Island

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Homosexual activity in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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Same-sex marriage in Rhode Island is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 2013
Legal
In 2013, Rhode Island legalized same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Rhode Island

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Rhode Island is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
There are no laws censoring LGBT topics in Rhode Island.
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Right to change legal gender in Rhode Island

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Requires Announcement of name change. Changes pending.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Rhode Island

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Rhode Island is recognized.

Current status
Recognized
Recognized
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LGBT discrimination in Rhode Island

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LGBT discrimination in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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LGBT employment discrimination in Rhode Island is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since 2001
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 Rhode Island

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LGBT housing discrimination in Rhode Island is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
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)."
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Same-sex adoption in Rhode Island

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Same-sex adoption in Rhode Island is legal.

Current status
Legal
Single-parent and joint adoption permitted per statutes. Second-parent adoption permitted per case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/rhode-island
R.I. Stat. §15-7-4
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Serving openly in military in Rhode Island

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Serving openly in military in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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Blood donations by MSMs in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island

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Conversion therapy in Rhode Island is banned.

Current status
Since Aug 8, 2017
Banned
as of August 10, 2017. It is one of the 10 states and dc that have outlawed this.
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Until Aug 10, 2017
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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Equal age of consent in Rhode Island

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Equal age of consent in Rhode Island is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of sexual orientation or gender.
Sources:
Rhode Island State Statutes:
§ 11-37-6
§ 11-37-8.1
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