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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    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 (67%)

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 (58%)

Support of same-sex marriage by US state

Ranked #20 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?"

(37%) Oppose
Favor (58%)

Support of homosexuality by US state

Ranked #18 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?"

(30%) Oppose
Support (66%)

History

Homosexual activity in Wisconsin

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Homosexual activity in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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Same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2014
Legal
Same sex marriage in Wisconsin returned when the Supreme Court decision came through.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Wisconsin

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Wisconsin is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Only for birth certificates. Missing non binary options on birth certificates.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Wisconsin

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
While Wisconsin allows some progress for non-binary recognition, like allowing parents to not be classified as mother or father on their child's birth certificate, it is not currently possible to request an X gender marker on any type of ID.
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LGBT discrimination in Wisconsin

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LGBT discrimination in Wisconsin is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, but gender identification is not included in these protections.
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Jan 1, 1982–Sep 14, 2018
Illegal
Full discrimination protection on sexual orientation only. Full gender identity discrimination protection under section VII ruled that gender identity is included.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Wisconsin

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

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2020
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protected federally under a Supreme Court ruling.
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1982–Sep 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
State law provides protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation only. However, public state employees are allowed domestic partner benefits.
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Jan 1, 1982–Sep 8, 2018
Ambiguous
in all areas of Employment for discrimination protection. Full discrimination protection pending state wide.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Wisconsin

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LGBT housing discrimination in Wisconsin is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Sexual orientation only
This state explicitly bans housing discrimination based upon sexual orientation only.

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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Jan 1, 1982–Sep 8, 2018
Sexual orientation only
Full discrimination protection pending.
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Same-sex adoption in Wisconsin

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Same-sex adoption in Wisconsin is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2014
Legal
Same sex marriage is now legal, allowing same sex couples to adopt children
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1994–Oct 6, 2014
Illegal
Same-sex couples are not permitted joint or second parent adoption.
Sources:
Interest of Angel Lace M., 516 N.W.2d 678 (Wis. 1994)
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Serving openly in military in Wisconsin

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Serving openly in military in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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Blood donations by MSMs in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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Conversion therapy in Wisconsin is banned.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 2021
Banned
On June 1, 2021, Wisconsin governor signed an executive order prohibiting state and federal funds being used for conversion therapy which aims to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Cities like Milwaukee and Lacrosse also have a complete ban on conversion therapy.

Sep 7, 2016–Jun 1, 2021
Not banned
Only in Milwaukee.
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Until Sep 7, 2016
Not banned
No law that has banned it.
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Equal age of consent in Wisconsin

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Equal age of consent in Wisconsin is equal.

Current status
Equal
Wisconsin's age of consent for same-sex and different-sex couple is 18. State Statute provides an exemption for people who are married between the ages of 16 and 17.
Sources:
Wisconsin State Statute 948.09
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