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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Utah

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Homosexual activity in Utah is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2003
Legal
Sources:
Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)
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Until Jun 26, 2003
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Federally struck down, but still on the books.
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Same-sex marriage in Utah

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Same-sex marriage in Utah is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2014
Legal
Supreme Court dismisses the appeal, making same-sex marriage legal.
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Jan 6, 2014–Oct 6, 2014
Ambiguous
US Supreme Court puts Utah gay marriage on hold, pending an appeal from the state.
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Dec 20, 2013–Jan 6, 2014
Legal
Federal judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
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Jan 1, 2005–Dec 19, 2013
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Known as Amendment 3.
Sources:
le.utah.gov/~code/const/htm/00I01_002900.htm
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Utah

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Utah is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Utah

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

Current status
Since Oct 2, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
under state and federal law. Non binary options pending.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Utah

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Utah is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Utah

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LGBT discrimination in Utah is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Mar 12, 2015
Illegal in some contexts
Discrimination on grounds of housing and employment is prohibited for both sexual orientations and gender identities
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Jan 1, 2016–May 31, 2018
Illegal
Full discrimination protections.
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Until Mar 12, 2015
No protections
No protections from discrimination exist based upon sexual orientation or gender identification.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Utah

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LGBT employment discrimination in Utah is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Mar 12, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment for sexual orientations and gender identities passes and becomes law
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Until Mar 12, 2015
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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LGBT housing discrimination in Utah

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LGBT housing discrimination in Utah is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Mar 12, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT Anti discrimination bill in housing and employment passes and becomes law
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Until Mar 12, 2015
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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Same-sex adoption in Utah

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Same-sex adoption in Utah is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2014
Legal
Same sex marriage became legal, effectively overturning the same sex couple adoption
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2000–Oct 6, 2014
Illegal
Utah Code Ann. § 78B-6-117(3): Adoption may not be permitted to individuals who are not entered into a legal marriage in a cohabitation situation. This applies to foster parenting as well (§ 62A-4a-602).

Second parent adoption is outlawed as well for same-sex couples.(§ 62A-4a-60)
Sources:
Utah Code Ann. § 78B-6-117(3); § 62A-4a-602

aclu.org/files/assets/aclu_…
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Utah

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Utah 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 Utah

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Blood donations by MSMs in Utah 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.
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Jan 1, 1983–Jun 21, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
under a 2016 FDA ruling.
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Conversion therapy in Utah

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Conversion therapy in Utah 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.
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Jan 1, 2017–Sep 4, 2018
Ambiguous
Widely practice by Utah Mormons.
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Equal age of consent in Utah

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Equal age of consent in Utah is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Sources:
State Law: 76-5-401.2
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