LGBT rights in Hawaii
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Hawaii has a law that addresses hate crime protection for both actual and/or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
According to statute:
- Sexual orientation is defined as heterosexuality, homosexuality or bisexuality and those "having a history of any one or more of these preferences or being identified with any one or more of these preferences."
- "'Gender identity or expression' includes a person's actual or perceived gender, as well as a person's gender identity, gender-related self image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related expression; regardless of whether that gender identity, gender-related self image, gender-related appearance, or gender-related expression is different from that traditionally associated with the person's sex at birth."
Summary Table[change | change source]
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(since 1972)|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|LGBT anti-discrimination law in hospitals|
|LGBT anti-discrimination law in schools and colleges|
|LGBT anti-discrimination law in health insurance|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Same-sex marriages||(since 2013)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples||(since 2012)|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military||(since 2011)|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|LGBT anti-bullying law in schools and colleges|
|Conversion therapy banned by law|
|Legal recognition of gender diversity beyond the female/male binary|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood||(federal policy)|
|Transgender people allowed to serve openly in the military||(federal policy, under review)|
|Intersex individuals allowed to join the military|| (federal policy, under review)|
|United States census counts number of lesbian, gay male, bisexual, and transgender people||(federal policy)|
|LGBT-inclusive sex education required to be taught in schools|
|Sexual orientation allowed as grounds for asylum||(Since 1994 )|
References[change | change source]
- Haw. Rev. Stat. § 846-51 (2001). Other relevant provisions include Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 706-662; 846-54; and 846-52 (2001).
- Haw. Rev. Stat. § 846-51, S.B. 616, 2003 Leg., 22nd Leg. (Haw. 2003).
- "Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation and Fear of Persecution". Rainbowsig.org. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
- "How Will Ugandan Gay Refugees Be Received By U.S.?". NPR.org. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.