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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 (77%)

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 (64%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #1 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?"

(19%) Oppose
Favor (76%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #2 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?"

(16%) Oppose
Support (79%)

History

Homosexual activity in Vermont

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Homosexual activity in Vermont 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 Vermont

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Same-sex marriage in Vermont is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2009
Legal
In 2009, Vermont became the third US state to legalize same-sex marriage, following Massachusetts in 2004 and Connecticut in 2008. Vermont was the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by legislative means.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Vermont

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Vermont is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
No active censorship measures.
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Right to change legal gender in Vermont

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Vermont

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Vermont is recognized.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2022
Recognized
Vermont-born residents can change their gender marker to an X on their birth certificate.
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LGBT discrimination in Vermont

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LGBT discrimination in Vermont 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 Vermont

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

Current status
Since 2007
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 Vermont

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LGBT housing discrimination in Vermont 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 Vermont

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Same-sex adoption in Vermont is legal.

Current status
Since 1993
Legal
Any person may adopt per state statute, and case law has permitted second-parent adoptions.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/vermont
15A V.S.A. §1-102(a)
B.L.V.B. & E.L.V.B., 628 A.2d 1271 (Vt. 1993); codified 15A V.S.A. 1-102(b)
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Serving openly in military in Vermont

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Serving openly in military in Vermont 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 Vermont

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Blood donations by MSMs in Vermont 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 Vermont

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Conversion therapy in Vermont is banned.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2016
Banned
On March 17, 2016, the Vermont Senate unanimously approved S.132.
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Until Jun 30, 2016
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 Vermont

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Equal age of consent in Vermont is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources:
Vermont Law: Title 13 V.S.A. § 3252
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