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JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Turkey.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from past to 1515.
Following the expansion of the Mongol Empire, the Turks were to a certain extent affiliated with the ruling nation. The social organization of Mongol and Turkish tribes was based upon clan customs, its inner ways and habits were regulated by customary law. In the 13 century, Chingis Kahn established the Yasa, or Code of Laws and Ordinances, which his successors continued to rule by. Although some scholars suspect Chingis Khan's Yasa only codified existing customary law others believe it served to supplement and fill any gaps left by customary law, especially in criminal law. According to fragments from the Egyptian Historian Makrizi, sodomy was punishable by death as an offense against religion, morals, and established customs. Adultery was similarly defined as a crime punishable by death. Marriage was demarcated by a law that ordained "that the man should buy his wife" and hence prescribed strict gender roles on family operation.
Sources: tengriciturkiye.blogspot.co… Vernadsky, G. (1938). The Scope and Contents of Chingis Khan’s Yasa. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 3(3/4), 337–360. doi: 10.2307/2717841 scholar.harvard.edu/files/f…
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Turkey.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from past to 1515.
Following the expansion of the Mongol Empire, the Turks were to a certain extent affiliated with the ruling nation. The social organization of Mongol and Turkish tribes was based upon clan customs, its inner ways and habits were regulated by customary law. In the 13 century, Chingis Kahn established the Yasa, or Code of Laws and Ordinances, which his successors continued to rule by. Although some scholars suspect Chingis Khan's Yasa only codified existing customary law others believe it served to supplement and fill any gaps left by customary law, especially in criminal law. According to fragments from the Egyptian Historian Ma?r?z?, sodomy was punishable by death as an offense against religion, morals, and established customs. Adultery was similarly defined as a crime punishable by death. Marriage was demarcated by a law that ordained "that the man should buy his wife" and hence prescribed strict gender roles on family operation.
Sources: tengriciturkiye.blogspot.co… Vernadsky, G. (1938). The Scope and Contents of Chingis Khan’s Yasa. Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, 3(3/4), 337–360. doi: 10.2307/2717841 scholar.harvard.edu/files/f…
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Hawaii.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Georgia.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Florida.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Delaware.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA three-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Connecticut.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Colorado.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in California.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA three-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Arkansas.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Arizona.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Alaska.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Alabama.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Apr 2, 2020 to now.
Blood donation centers follow the non-binding FDA 3-month deferral guidance.
JerofDoorhandle added an entry in Washington.
Homosexual activity: Ambiguous from Mar 2, 1853 to Mar 14, 1893.
Section 12 of the Organic Act, which established the Territorial Government of Washington, adopted the laws of the Territory of Oregon applicable to the Territory of Washington as of March 2, 1853, which did not include any reference to sodomy. The Laws of the Territory of Washington 1875 p 85 § 1 included a vagrancy statute with a catch all definition of "disorderly persons" but did not single out homosexual activity and any arrest was set to only last so far as surety of good behavior could be ascertained. The Code of Washington 1881, enacted on December 1, 1881, p 159 § 782 stated "All offenses at common law, which are not hereinafter defined by statute are indictable and triable in the district courts of this territory." Thus it was possible to be indicted for 'crimes against nature' however p 162 § 806 criminalized "an assault with an intent to commit the infamous crime against nature" but did NOT criminalize the 'infamous crime against nature'. As such no punishment could be attached to an indictment for homosexual activity except in the case of an assault. This is the precedent that was described in Justice Stiles's opinion in STATE v. PLACE. On February 18, 1893, in STATE v. PLACE, 5 Wash. 773; 32 P. 736 (1893) the Washington Supreme Court noted the Washington State Penal Code did "not define the crime against nature known as sodomy, nor impose a penalty for its commission.” The crime against nature punishable as a felony at common law was not punishable in the state because no penalty has been fixed by statute.
Sources: 10 U.S. Statutes at Large, c 90 p 172 § 12 leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/RCWA… Laws of the Territory of Washington 1875 p 85 § 1 leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/docu… Code of Washington containing all acts of a general nature. 1881 p 159 § 782; 1881 p 162 § 806 catalog.hathitrust.org/Reco… STATE v. PLACE, 5 Wash. 773; 32 P. 736 (1893) courts.mrsc.org/washreports… RCW 9.87.010 Vagrancy. app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/dispo.as… Painter, George. History of Sodomy Laws in the United States. glapn.org/sodomylaws/sensib…
JerofDoorhandle added an entry in Washington.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from Mar 14, 1893 to Jan 29, 1909.
Responding to STATE v. PLACE, the Washington State Legislature adopted the common law definition of "crimes against nature" and established a penalty of "imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary for not less than ten nor more than fourteen years" upon conviction of sodomy.
Sources: Laws of Washington 1893 c 139 § 2 leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/docu… RCW 9.79.100 Sodomy - Penalties. app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/dispo.as… STATE v. PLACE, 5 Wash. 773; 32 P. 736 (1893) courts.mrsc.org/washreports… Painter, George. History of Sodomy Laws in the United States. glapn.org/sodomylaws/sensib…
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from Jan 29, 1909 to Jul 1, 1976.
Laws of Washington 1909 c 249 § 204 amended the state's sodomy law to include oral sex, added a clause to specifically criminalize voluntarily submitting to 'carnal knowledge', and lowered the penalty to "imprisonment in the state penitentiary for not more than ten years".
Sources: Laws of Washington 1909 c 249 § 204 leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/docu… RCW 9.79.100 Sodomy - Penalties. app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/dispo.as… Painter, George. History of Sodomy Laws in the United States. glapn.org/sodomylaws/sensib…
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Homosexual activity: Legal from Jul 1, 1976 to now.
WASHINGTON LAWS, 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.92.010 Item 209 repealed Washington's Sodomy Laws: (a) Section 2. chapter 139, Laws of 1893 (b) Section 204, chapter 249, Laws of 1909 (c) Section 3, chapter 74, Laws of 1937 (d) RCW 9.79.100 Sodomy - Penalties. Item 226 repealed Washington's Vagrancy Laws: (a) Section 1, page 85, Laws of 1875, (b) Section 1271, Code of 1881 (c) Section 436, chapter 249, Laws of 1909 (d) Section 1, chapter 11, Laws of 1965 (e) Section 29, chapter 122 Laws of 1972 ex. sess. (f) RCW 9.87.010 Vagrancy. The U.S. Supreme Court further secured these protections when it ruled in LAWRENCE ET Al. v. TEXAS on June 26, 2003, that any law "making it a crime for two persons of the same sex to engage in certain intimate sexual conduct violates the Due Process Clause" of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Sources: 1975 1st ex.s. c 260 § 9A.92.010 leg.wa.gov/CodeReviser/docu… LAWRENCE V. TEXAS (02-102) 539 U.S. 558 (2003) lambdalegal.org/in-court/le… RCW 9.79.100 Sodomy - Penalties. app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/dispo.as… RCW 9.87.010 Vagrancy. app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/dispo.as… Painter, George. History of Sodomy Laws in the United States. glapn.org/sodomylaws/sensib…
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Jun 7, 2018 to now.
SB 5722 - 2017-18 amended RCW 18.130.020 to define conversion therapy and RCW 18.130.180 to discipline licensed health care providers that perform conversion therapy on any patient under the age of eighteen. The ban does not apply to religious practices unless they are performed by licensed health care providers. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the bill's constitutionality in TINGLEY V. ROBERT FERGUSON, ET AL, No. 21-35815
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Dec 6, 2012 to now.
SB 6239 - 2011-12 amended RCW 26.04.010 to legalize same-sex marriage by replacing gendered terms with gender-neutral language. The law, meant to take effect on June 7, 2012, was delayed by Referendum 74 which put the issue to voters who affirmed the legislation. The law went into effect on December 6, 2012. Same-sex marriage was further protected by the US Supreme Court in OBERGEFELL v. HODGES on June 26, 2015, under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment. The 117th US Congress legislated additional protections in H.R.8404, the Respect for Marriage Act, on December 13, 2022, mandating all states recognize any public act, record, or judicial proceeding pertaining to marriage in any other state; enforceable by the Attorney General and subject to injunctive and declaratory relief.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Jul 1, 1979 to now.
Age of consent is governed by RCW 9A.44 and is equal, regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-fam… Washington Laws: app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.… RCW 9A.44.093 RCW 9A.44.096 RCW 9A.44.089 RCW 9A.44.079
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Sep 18, 1988 to now.
Age of consent is governed by RCW 9A.44 and is equal, regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-fam… Washington Laws: app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.… RCW 9A.44.093 RCW 9A.44.096 RCW 9A.44.089 RCW 9A.44.079
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Conversion therapy: Ambiguous from past to Jun 7, 2018.
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. An attempt to ban conversion therapy passed overwhelmingly in the State House in 2014, but the bill died in Senate Committee.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Washington.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Jun 7, 2018 to now.
SB 5722 - 2017-18 amended RCW 18.130.020 to define conversion therapy and RCW 18.130.180 to discipline licensed health care providers that perform conversion therapy on any patient under the age of eighteen. The ban does not apply to religious practices unless they are performed by licensed health care providers. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the bill's constitutionality in TINGLEY V. ROBERT FERGUSON, ET AL, No. 21-35815
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Italy.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from 2016 to now.
Since 2016. some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Gay adoption legalizing pending. no recognition in Vatican city. Some receptions are also made for step-children.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Italy.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from 2016 to now.
Since 2016. some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Gay adoption legalizing pending. no recognition in Vatican city.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Italy.
Same-sex adoption: Illegal from 1967 to 2016.
The couple applying for adoption must be a married, different sex couple. Custody has been granted to a same-sex parent on the basis of the "child's best interest," but this is very rare.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in India.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from past to now.
Same-sex couples are not permitted to adopt a child in India but single LGBTQ parents are.
JerofDoorhandle added an entry in Quebec.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Jun 3, 2019 to Dec 4, 2022.
Health Canada mandates a 3-month deferral across the nation.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Quebec.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Jan 2016 to May 9, 2019.
All across Canada.
JerofDoorhandle edited an entry in Brazil.
Homosexual activity: Legal from 1830 to now.
Shortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, the Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination. Since then courts have since affirmed this additionally applies to sexual orientation.