Movement Advancement Project | Snapshot: LGBT Equality by State - gay rights by state

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Movement Advancement Project | Non-Discrimination Laws gay rights by state


Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have significantly progressed over time, with the majority of the progress on LGBT.

LGBT rights in: Same-sex sexual activity, Recognition of same-sex unions, Same- sex marriage, Adoption by same-sex.

Same-sex marriage or limited alternative is legally recognized in only a few states. The majority of the states have legally defined marriage to be between a man and a woman or amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Anti-discrimination employment laws vary widely.