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Snapshot: LGBT Legal Equality by State

United States Map
High Equality
Medium Equality
Low Equality
NOTE: Varying levels of implementation/enforcement of laws have not been taken into account.



Percent of LGBT Population Covered by Laws

46% of the LGBT population lives in high equality states 7% of the LGBT population lives in medium equality states 47% of the LGBT population lives in low equality states
Indicates a pro-LGBT law or policy

Indicates an anti-LGBT law or policy

Law covers sexual orientation

Law covers sexual orientation and gender identity/expression
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State Marriage & Relationship Recognition Joint Adoption Second-Parent Adoption Stepparent Adoption Foster Care Laws & Regulations Donor Insemination Protections De Facto Parent Recognition Safe Schools Laws Hate Crime Laws Non-Discrimination
Laws: Employment
Non-Discrimination
Laws: Housing
Non-Discrimination
Laws: Insurance
Non-Discrimination
Laws: Public Accommodations
Birth Certificate Laws Medical Decision-Making Policies State Medical Leave Laws HIV Criminalization Laws
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Alabama

LGBT Population - 103,533 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Alaska

LGBT Population - 18,508 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Arizona

LGBT Population - 192,362 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Arkansas

LGBT Population - 78,339 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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California

LGBT Population - 1,152,048 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Colorado

LGBT Population - 126,599 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Connecticut

LGBT Population - 95,091 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Delaware

LGBT Population - 24,209 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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District of Columbia

LGBT Population - 52,284 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Florida

LGBT Population - 536,028 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Georgia

LGBT Population - 260,044 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Hawaii

LGBT Population - 55,554 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Idaho

LGBT Population - 31,565 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Illinois

LGBT Population - 372,825 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Indiana

LGBT Population - 182,997 Equality Snapshot - Medium Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Iowa

LGBT Population - 65,835 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Kansas

LGBT Population - 79,979 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Kentucky

LGBT Population - 131,125 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Louisiana

LGBT Population - 111,491 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Maine

LGBT Population - 51,037 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Maryland

LGBT Population - 149,845 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Massachusetts

LGBT Population - 230,768 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Michigan

LGBT Population - 289,427 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Minnesota

LGBT Population - 118,987 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Mississippi

LGBT Population - 58,229 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Missouri

LGBT Population - 152,411 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Montana

LGBT Population - 20,362 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Nebraska

LGBT Population - 37,587 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Nevada

LGBT Population - 88,005 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law - No Law
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New Hampshire

LGBT Population - 38,697 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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New Jersey

LGBT Population - 253,014 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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New Mexico

LGBT Population - 45,562 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law - No Law
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New York

LGBT Population - 581,670 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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North Carolina

LGBT Population - 246,363 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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North Dakota

LGBT Population - 9,265 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Ohio

LGBT Population - 319,700 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Oklahoma

LGBT Population - 97,834 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Oregon

LGBT Population - 148,898 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Pennsylvania

LGBT Population - 270,652 Equality Snapshot - Medium Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Rhode Island

LGBT Population - 37,522 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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South Carolina

LGBT Population - 105,665 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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South Dakota

LGBT Population - 27,684 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Tennessee

LGBT Population - 129,018 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Texas

LGBT Population - 629,428 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Utah

LGBT Population - 53,118 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law -
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Vermont

LGBT Population - 24,601 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Virginia

LGBT Population - 183,545 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Washington

LGBT Population - 212,482 Equality Snapshot - High Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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West Virginia

LGBT Population - 45,613 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Wisconsin

LGBT Population - 123,448 Equality Snapshot - Medium Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - Safe Schools Law -
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Wyoming

LGBT Population - 12,787 Equality Snapshot - Low Relationship Recognition - Employment Non-Discrimination - No Law Safe Schools Law - No Law
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Data current as of 09/10/2014