• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

El Salvador ranks #22 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(62%) No
Yes (34%)

History

Homosexual activity in El Salvador

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Current status
(since Jun 15, 1974)
Legal
The penal code does not mention homosexuality explicitly and thus is assumed to be legal
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Same-sex marriage in El Salvador

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Current status
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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Right to change legal gender in El Salvador

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Current status
Ambiguous
Human Rights activists are still fighting for this, but there are no laws applied
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NG)
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Same-sex adoption in El Salvador

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Current status
Illegal
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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LGBT discrimination in El Salvador

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Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Discrimination is termed illegal by presidential decree in government offies, but it is not penalized.
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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LGBT housing discrimination in El Salvador

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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LGBT employment discrimination in El Salvador

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Illegal to discriminate on govt. offices, by presidential decree, but not punishable
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in El Salvador

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Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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Equal age of consent in El Salvador

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Current status
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in El Salvador

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2000)
Legal
MSM can donate acording to law, but still exists discrimination in health system against them
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin Fronteras (NGO)
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Conversion therapy in El Salvador

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Current status
Ambiguous
Not legal, bu catholic religion the leader in El Salvador, promotes it
Sources:
Fraternidad Gay sin fronteras (NGO)
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LGBT Rights by Department

View the LGBT laws in each individual department of El Salvador.



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