• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Bolivia ranks #19 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(49%) No
Yes (43%)

History

Homosexual activity in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Dec 6, 2009)
Legal
There are no laws specifically prohibiting homosexual activities
Sources:
Bolivian 2009 Constitution (In Spanish) - pdba.georgetown.edu/Constit…
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Same-sex marriage in Bolivia

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Jan 1, 2016–Jul 15, 2018
Unrecognized
Gay marriage pending under a ruling of IACHR 2018 ruling.
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Current status
(since Jan 25, 2009)
Unrecognized
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Right to change legal gender in Bolivia

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Nov 26, 2015–Mar 23, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery and or judicial permission not required since 2016.
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Current status
(since Nov 26, 2015)
Legal, but requires surgery
New announcement made by the Justice Ministers means transgender people will be able to change their name and gender on official IDs. It is unclear whether surgery will be required or not.
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Dec 18, 2003–Nov 26, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Article 21 was amended in 2003 so that legal sex can be rectified to correct for "errors" without changing other details in the civil registry.
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Same-sex adoption in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Mar 12, 2002)
Single only
The adoption requirement does not allow for unmarried couples or single parents of any form to apply for adoption of children.
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Mar 12, 2002–Jun 13, 2018
Single only
Full legalization pending under 2018 IACHR ruling.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Oct 8, 2010)
Illegal
The law against racism and all other forms of discrimination, in article 5a explicitly includes sexual orientation and (gender) identity.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Oct 8, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
Sources:
Same as LGBT Discrimination section
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LGBT housing discrimination in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Oct 8, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Discrimination is protected for sexual orientation and gender identity as per the law against racism and discrimination of any kind.
Sources:
Same as LGBT discrimination section
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Feb 13, 2002)
Legal
Serving as openly homosexual was never illegal in the military penal code. This provision was strengthened with the anti-discrimination provision proposed in 2010
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bolivia

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May 31, 1997–Jul 15, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
One of the many countries that still have lgbt people donating blood. legalization pending.
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Current status
(since Mar 31, 1997)
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Equal age of consent in Bolivia

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Current status
(since Oct 29, 1999)
Equal
Age of consent for Anal or Vaginal sex is 14 years old.
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Conversion therapy in Bolivia

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Current status
Not banned
announced at a gala. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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