• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Belarus

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Current status
(since Mar 1, 1994)
Legal
Only form of homosexuality that is illegal is non-consensual homosexual intercourse
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Same-sex marriage in Belarus

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Current status
(since Nov 26, 1996)
Unrecognized
Article 32 of the constitution defines marriage to be between a man and a woman.
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Nov 26, 1996–Sep 8, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Foreign Same sex marriages recognized under EU law.
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Until Jan 1, 2015
Not legal
Article 32 of the constitution defines marriage to be between a man and a woman.
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Right to change legal gender in Belarus

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Permit for the operation by which a man's body changed to female or vice versa, get about four a year.
In Belarus, such permission shall issue a specially created interdepartmental commission on medical, psychological and social rehabilitation of persons with the syndrome of denial of sex. It is composed of 15 experts of the ministries of Health, Defense, Interior, Justice, Education. The Commission refers the patient to a mental health and psycho-sexological examination. A year later, after a thorough examination by psychiatrists, sexologists, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists and geneticists, the board makes a decision - to change this person or not the floor.
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Same-sex adoption in Belarus

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Oct 16, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
lgbt.wikia.com
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Current status
Illegal
Adoption of children by same-sex couples are not spelled out in the legislation, however, when considering an application for adoption, homosexuality is considered a ground for refusal.
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LGBT discrimination in Belarus

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Aug 25, 1991–Sep 9, 2018
No protections
Belarus, turkey, Russia, Vatican City are the only countries in Europe that doesn't have any discrimination protection.
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Current status
(since Aug 25, 1991)
No protections
Even though article 22 states all citizens are equal, sexual orientations and gender identities are not included in the forms of discriminations covered.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Belarus

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Aug 25, 1991–Sep 9, 2018
No protections
No discrimination protections exist.
Sources:
No
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Current status
No protections
The country has no legislation that would protect people from dismissal from work because of their sexual orientation.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Belarus

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Current status
(since Aug 25, 1991)
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
minjust.gov.by
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belarus

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Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Open homosexuals can not serve in the armed forces. When injected into the army, homosexuals may be victims of violence from colleagues. The Constitution and laws do not restrict the service of homosexuals in the military.
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Equal age of consent in Belarus

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Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Belarus is 16 years, as stated in Articles 168 and 169, which read: "Sexual intercourse, sodomy, lesbian intercourse or other sexual acts committed by adults who have reached eighteen years of age, with a person who is obviously not reached sixteen years of age, with no signs of crimes envisaged by Articles 166 and 167 of this Code, shall be punished by restriction of liberty from two to four years, or imprisonment for a term of two to five years. "and" indecent assault, committed by a person under eighteen years of age, in relation to a person who obviously has not attained the age of sixteen, in the absence of evidence of the crimes stipulated in Articles 166, 167 and 168 of this Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or imprisonment for a term of one to three years "
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Blood donations by MSMs in Belarus

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Current status
Legal
No particular limitation for homosexuals. All the procedures and requirements are the same for all donors.
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Conversion therapy in Belarus

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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