• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
  • 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
    Ambiguous
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Chile ranks #11 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(24%) No
Yes (68%)

History

Homosexual activity in Chile

?
Current status
(since Dec 23, 1998)
Legal
Homosexual activity is legal in Chile.
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Same-sex marriage in Chile

?
Current status
(since Oct 22, 2015)
Civil unions
Since 2015, same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples have the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples, within a civil union - except for adoption rights and the title of marriage.
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Oct 22, 2015–Oct 13, 2017
Civil unions
Legalization Pending.
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Until Oct 22, 2015
Unrecognized
A bill legalizing Civil Unions in Chile was passed on April 21, 2015 and will go into effect on October 22, 2015.
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Right to change legal gender in Chile

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Jan 1, 2017–Nov 4, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Since Oct 2017.
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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Change of name and gender legal since 2007.
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Same-sex adoption in Chile

?
Jan 1, 2017–Oct 22, 2017
Single only
Legalization pending.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Single only
Chilean law stipulates that single gays are allowed to adopt, but gay couples may not.
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LGBT discrimination in Chile

?
Current status
(since Jul 12, 2012)
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Chile

?
Current status
(since Jul 12, 2012)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The anti-discrimination law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Chile

?
Current status
(since Jul 12, 2012)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The anti-discrimnation law penalizes the arbitrary discrimination and includes protection for discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Chile

?
Jan 1, 2012–Oct 22, 2017
Legal
Been able to serve openly and no restrictions since 2012
Sources:
No
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Current status
Ambiguous
No official prohibition, but LGBT people may be discharged because of "offenses to values and morals of the Armed Forces".
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Equal age of consent in Chile

?
Sep 28, 2016–Aug 11, 2017
Unequal
Equal Age of Consent Bill is going to come into effect in the next couple years.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
(since Sep 8, 2014)
Unequal
Age of consent for same sex is 18, for different sex is 14.
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Until Sep 8, 2014
Unequal
Article 365 of the Penal Code establishes 18 as age if consent for gay couples, whereas 14 is the standard age if consent for straight couples.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Chile

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Current status
(since Apr 24, 2013)
Legal
The Chilean Health Ministry repeals the blood ban after a year of lobbying by the country's leading LGBT organization, Chilean Homosexual Integration and Liberation Movement (MOVILH).
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Conversion therapy in Chile

?
Current status
(since Jun 19, 2015)
Not banned
Currently being discussed by Chilean Senate.
Sources:
No
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