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

History

Homosexual activity in Estonia

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Current status
(since May 7, 1992)
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Estonia

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Current status
(since Oct 9, 2014)
Other type of partnership
Although a law was passed and was meant to go into effect in 2016, bureaucratic process is impeding the full implementation of the passed law.
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Until Oct 8, 2014
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Marriage is not recognized.
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Right to change legal gender in Estonia

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Current status
(since May 7, 1999)
Legal, but requires surgery
The main legislation on gender change is the “General Requirements on Medical Procedures for the Change of Gender” issued by the Minister for Social Affairs (Soovahetuse arstlike
toimingute ühtsed nõuded, of 07.05.1999, no 32). This sets out the conditions for changing a person’s legal gender and allowing medical treatment for gender reassignment. It requires:
• An application to the Ministry for Social Affairs;
• The decision is made by a medical expert committee appointed by the Minister of Social Affairs;
• Certification of transsexual identity during at least two years prior to the application;
• A psychiatrist’s decision that excludes the possibility that the wish to undergo gender/sex
change is caused by psychiatric disorder;
• Compatibility of chromosomatic and gonad gender/sex certified by genetic research;
• At least two years of treatment must pass from the beginning of medical treatment. At least one year must pass from the positive response from the Minister for Social Affairs to have the right to surgically change gender. If the Person decides otherwise during that year they are not obliged to go ahead with the change of gender.
Sources:
official law : riigiteataja.ee/akt/91001
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Same-sex adoption in Estonia

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Current status
Single only
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LGBT discrimination in Estonia

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Illegal in some contexts
Although the Constitution prohibits any kind of discrimination (but this is difficult to enforce and unclear how applies), Equal Treatment Act only prohibits discrimination in employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Estonia

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Estonian law.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Estonia

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sources:
humanrights.ee/wp-content/u…isaruanne_ENG.pdf
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Estonia

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Estonia

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Current status
(since Jan 6, 2002)
Equal
Age of consent is equal and is set at 14.
Sources:
file:///Users/randhill/Downloads/Estonia_Penal%20Code_am2013_en.pdf
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Blood donations by MSMs in Estonia

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Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Estonia

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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