• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Colombia

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Current status
(since Jun 24, 2000)
Legal
It has been legal since 1988 but the current criminal code was enacted in 2000.
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Same-sex marriage in Colombia

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Current status
(since Apr 28, 2016)
Legal
"The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
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Apr 8, 2016–Apr 8, 2016
Legal
"The magistrates of the constitutional court voted six to three against a proposed ruling that said marriage applied only to unions between men and women and that it was up to the congress and not the court to decide on same-sex marriage."
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Jan 29, 2009–Apr 28, 2016
Other type of partnership
A Colombia court ruling implies that even though there are no specific legal provisions, same sex couples can now file for the same right and protection like a different-sex marriage using the provision of a "de facto union" in the 1991 constitution
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Right to change legal gender in Colombia

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Current status
(since 2013)
Legal, but requires surgery
DECISION T-918-12
The Constitutional Court rules on the right to sexual identity, its relationship with the right to health in the case of transgender people and the change of the marital status of persons on the grounds on gender reassignment. The Chamber rules that it is the duty of the Health Promotion Agency to which the plaintiff is registered, to apply the procedures needed for the gender reassignment surgery, since these are covered by the Compulsory Health Plan (POS).
Additionally, in the action for protection it is requested the application of all the procedures required for the normalization of the process of feminization and changing registration of gender from MALE to FEMALE, without leaving in this document any record of the biological condition.

DECREE 1227 OF 2015
On June 5, the Colombian President signed Decree 1227, which authorizes citizens to change their sex on identification documents through a Notary Public and without having to prove their sexual identity through psychiatric or physical evaluations.
Sources:
DECISION T-918-12: corteconstitucional.gov.co/…


DECREE 1227 OF 2015:
wp.presidencia.gov.co/sitio…
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Jan 1, 2013–Oct 13, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery not required since 2015.
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Same-sex adoption in Colombia

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Current status
(since Nov 4, 2015)
Legal
Previously couples could only adopt a child if it was from one of the partners, but the same-sex adoption law allows homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
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Sep 8, 2014–Nov 4, 2015
Step-child adoption only
Only singles can adopt
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LGBT discrimination in Colombia

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Current status
(since Nov 30, 2011)
Illegal
Sexual orientation is explicitly covered in the law. Gender Identity on the other hand, is not mentioned explicitly but is implied.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Colombia

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Current status
(since Nov 30, 2011)
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation is explicitly mentioned. Although gender identity is implied, it is not explicitly mentioned.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Colombia

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Current status
(since Nov 30, 2011)
Sexual orientation only
Gender identity is not explicitly mentioned in the legislation.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Colombia

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Current status
(since Jul 14, 1999)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Colombia

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Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Colombia is 14 for people of all sexual orientations.
Sources:
ageofconsent.com/colombia.htm
buddybuddy.com/consent.html
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity by Vanessa Baird
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Blood donations by MSMs in Colombia

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Current status
(since Mar 26, 2012)
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Colombia

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Current status
(since Aug 15, 2015)
Not banned
No
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