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Gay, progressive activist. Follow on Twitter @Gucky10.
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imullin01 added an entry to Haiti.
Same-sex marriage: Not legal from past to now.
Same sex marriage is not legal in Haiti, and upon announcement of plans to lobby for the right, advocates were met with a stream of religious backlash.
imullin01 added an entry to Oregon.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: Oregon Revised of Statutes: ORS 163.345 – ORS 163-425
imullin01 added an entry to Pennsylvania.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
The Age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16, and the laws applies equally regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: Pennsylvania § 3122.1 legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/L…
imullin01 added an entry to Rhode Island.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of sexual orientation or gender.
Sources: Rhode Island State Statutes: § 11-37-6 § 11-37-8.1
imullin01 added an entry to South Carolina.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable, regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: South Carolina State Law: SECTION 16-3-651 SECTION 16-3-655 SECTION 16-15-140
imullin01 added an entry to South Dakota.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: South Dakota State Statutes: 22-22-1, 22-22-7, and 22-22-7.3
imullin01 added an entry to Tennessee.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: Tennessee Law: Article 39-13-506
imullin01 added an entry to Texas.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
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
imullin01 added an entry to Utah.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Sources: State Law: 76-5-401.2
imullin01 added an entry to Vermont.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent is equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: Vermont Law: Title 13 V.S.A. § 3252
imullin01 added an entry to Virginia.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent laws are equitable regardless of gender or orientation.
Sources: State Law: § 18.2-371
imullin01 added an entry to West Virginia.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
The age of consent for all individuals, regardless of orientation or gender, is 16.
Sources: West Virginia State Statute §61-8B-5
imullin01 added an entry to Wisconsin.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
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
imullin01 added an entry to Wyoming.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Age of consent in Wyoming is 17 for both same-sex couples and different-sex couples. State Statute is often confused to mean age 16, but in cases of Pierson v. State and Moore v. State, the courts ruled the law states 17. The statutes were later amended for clarity.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from 1994 to Jul 31, 2001.
A bill was signed to reduce the age of consent for men who have sex with men from 21 to 18.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from past to 1967.
Sexual activities between two or more men were illegal prior to 1967, and therefore, the age of consent was irrelevant; it was all illegal.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from 1967 to 1994.
The Sexual Offenses Act made sex between two men legal in 1967*, but it was only legal between consenting men who were 21 or older, whereas the age of consent for different sex couples was 16. *Sex between more than two men remained illegal until later.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Serving openly in military: Illegal from past to 1967.
Same-sex sexual activity was illegal for men, and therefore, these individuals were not permitted in the military.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Serving openly in military: Illegal from 1967 to Jan 11, 2000.
The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 explicitly made serving in the military as an openly gay/bi man illegal. Prior to this act, it was illegal for a man to have sex with another man entirely, and therefore, it was also illegal.
imullin01 added an entry to United Kingdom.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment) from 1885 to 1967.
The Labouchere Amendment passed making sex between two men a gross indecency, punishable by imprisonment. Female homosexuality and sexual acts were not addressed in the law, and therefore, they technically would have been legal, though the law often applied the law towards women.
imullin01 added an entry to Wyoming.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from past to Jul 23, 2016.
Any adult is permitted to petition for adoption, but second-parent adoption by same-sex partners is yet to be affirmed by an appellate court or statute.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/wyoming Wyo. Stat. §1-22-103
imullin01 added an entry to West Virginia.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from past to Jun 26, 2017.
Single parent and joint adoption are allowed per statute, but second parent varies by judge and county which is thereby ambiguous.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/west-virginia W.Va. Code §48-22-201
imullin01 added an entry to Vermont.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from 1993 to now.
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)
imullin01 added an entry to Texas.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jun 26, 2017 to now.
Single adoption, joint adoption by married couples and second parent adoption by married couples are all legal. In some cases, adoption has also been approved for unmarried LGBT couples. However, Texas allows adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT people on the basis of religion.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/texas Tex. Fam. Code §162.001 familyequality.org/wp-conte…
imullin01 added an entry to Tennessee.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jun 26, 2017 to now.
Any single person is permitted to adopt per statute. State law allows any married individual to adopt their spouse's child via stepparent adoption, even though some counties or judges might give LGBT prospective parents trouble. Married LGBT couples can adopt jointly.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/tennessee 36 TCA §36-1-115 familyequality.org/wp-conte…
imullin01 added an entry to South Dakota.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from past to Jun 26, 2017.
Any person may adopt per S.D. Laws §25-6-2. However, second-parent adoption isn't legal.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/south-dakota S.D. Laws §25-6-2
imullin01 added an entry to South Carolina.
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from past to Jun 26, 2017.
Single-parent and joint adoptions are permitted by statute. Second-parent adoption varies by judge and county.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/south-carolina SC Laws §20-7-1680
imullin01 added an entry to Rhode Island.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from past to now.
Single-parent and joint adoption permitted per statutes. Second-parent adoption permitted per case law.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/rhode-island R.I. Stat. §15-7-4
imullin01 added an entry to Puerto Rico.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from past to Jan 1, 2018.
Any individual may adopt, but only different-sex couples may joint-adopt. Second-parent adoption is not permitted via case law.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/puerto-rico Ex Parte A.A.R., 2008 WL 4673279 (T.C.A. Aug 29, 2008)
imullin01 added an entry to Pennsylvania.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from 2002 to now.
Any individual may petition for single parent or joint adoption. Second-parent adoption is permitted via case law referenced below.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/pennsylvania re Adoption of R.B.F., 803 A.2d 1195 (Pa. 2002)23 Pa. C.S.A. 2312