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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Other punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    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 (66%)

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 (54%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #39 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?"

(46%) Oppose
Favor (46%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #38 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?"

(36%) Oppose
Support (56%)

By The Numbers

44%
support same-sex marriage
41%
against
14%
don't know
42%
of Texans support same-sex marriage.

History

Homosexual activity in Texas

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Homosexual activity in Texas is legal.

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

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Same-sex marriage in Texas is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
Every state has had same sex marriage legal since 2015.

Feb 26, 2014–Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Despite the supreme court ruling, the constitutional ban of same sex marriage in Texas is still valid.
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Apr 17, 1997–Feb 26, 2014
Not legal
The family code was amended to prohibit same sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Texas

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Texas is other punishment.

Current status
Since Oct 28, 2021
Other punishment
Numerous schools and libraries in Texas have been instructed to terminate or remove books with topics that, "make students feel uneasy". The topics under fire include (but are not limited to) lgbtq characters, same-sex relationships and gender discussion. Teachers that ignore this law could be fired.

Right to change legal gender in Texas

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

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requirements for transgender people to change their legal gender on their birth certificate vary by county. In some locations sex reassignment surgery is required, while other locations only require that the individual has received “appropriate treatment” according to a physician.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Texas

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-Binary gender is not recognized in the state of Texas.
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LGBT discrimination in Texas

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LGBT discrimination in Texas is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
No protections
No Full state discrimination protections. Certain cities may have laws of their own. Full housing pending statewide. full public accommodation pending state wide. As well as no laws in place to prevent bullying.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Texas

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LGBT employment discrimination in Texas is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protection from employment discrimination at the state level
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Jan 1, 2018–Sep 18, 2018
Ambiguous
City protections in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, San Antonio. In one county. As well as sexual oreination hate crime law.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Texas

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LGBT housing discrimination in Texas 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, 2018–Sep 7, 2018
Ambiguous
In six city discrimination protections. One county.
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Same-sex adoption in Texas

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Same-sex adoption in Texas is single only.

Current status
Single only
*Mostly single only. Any adult may adopt per statute, but second-parent adoptions have varied by judge and county.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/texas
Tex. Fam. Code §162.001
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Jan 1, 1986–Sep 6, 2018
Legal
In all aspects since 2013. under federal law since 2015.
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Serving openly in military in Texas

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Serving openly in military in Texas is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 26, 2021
Legal
On January 26, 2021 the biden administration made it so transgender individuals can openly serve in the military, 10 years after don’t ask don’t tell was repelled.
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Sep 20, 2011–Jan 26, 2021
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve. "Transvestites" barred from service.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Texas

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Blood donations by MSMs in Texas 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  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  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 Texas

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

Sep 7, 2016–Sep 9, 2018
Not banned
Some places have promoted this in Texas. Conversion therapy ban is pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Dec 12, 2016–-0001
Ambiguous
They introduced to ban conversion therapy on minor for Texas that they will have a debate on september 1 , 2017
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Equal age of consent in Texas

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Equal age of consent in Texas is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is 17 regardless of gender or orientation. However, Texas has a "Romeo and Juliet law" allowing younger people of similar ages to consent, but the wording of this law excludes same-sex partners, but this still technically doesn’t make aoc ‘unequal’.
Sources:
Texas Penal Code Section 21.11
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