• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Denmark

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1933)
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Denmark

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Current status
(since Jun 15, 2012)
Legal
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Oct 1, 1989–Jun 14, 2012
Civil unions
Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions as the Danish Registered Partnership Act goes into effect.

"Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered."
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Right to change legal gender in Denmark

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Current status
(since Sep 5, 2014)
Legal, surgery not required
Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
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Until Sep 5, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
By Danish naming-legislation, a man cannot have a woman's name, or vice versa. I am transgendered and had surgery over a decade ago in Denmark, and my legal status was changed even before I was out of the hospital. This has been the case for Denmark since sex changes became an option.
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Same-sex adoption in Denmark

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Current status
(since Mar 19, 2009)
Legal
At the time, gay couples were allowed to have civil unions and thus was able to apply as a couple.
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LGBT discrimination in Denmark

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Jan 1, 1996–Jan 22, 2018
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1996)
Illegal in some contexts
Currently there are no law protecting for LGBT community outside the labor market. There is protection against discrimination at court in the criminal code however.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Denmark

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1996)
Sexual orientation only
Labour code affords sexual orientation as a ground for protection
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Jan 1, 1996–Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Denmark

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2017)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Denmark

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Current status
(since 1987)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Denmark

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Current status
Equal
Equal at 15 years of age.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Denmark

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
Will become legal without any restriction in 2019.
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Conversion therapy in Denmark

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Current status
Ambiguous
Just recently cut funding of this practice. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Denmark.



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