• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    Other type of partnership
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Finland

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Current status
(since 1971)
Legal
It was not until 1980s that homosexuality was not treated as an illness
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Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
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Same-sex marriage in Finland

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Nov 28, 2014–Mar 3, 2017
Legal
Became legal today
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Current status
(since Nov 28, 2014)
Other type of partnership
Finland legalizes full marriage for same-sex couples. However, this law only comes into effect in 2017.
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Sep 28, 2001–Nov 28, 2014
Other type of partnership
Same-sex couples are legally able to form registered partnerships
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Until Mar 1, 2017
Legal
After various referendums that asked the Finnish public on gay marriage, they finally cleared the last referendum in the 22nd of February, and gay marriage was finally allowed since this date.
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Right to change legal gender in Finland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2003)
Legal, but requires surgery
The authorities shall recognise a person as belonging to the opposite sex to that recorded on the population register, provided he/she:
• Provides a medical report testifying that he/she permanently experiences being a member of the opposite sex and that he/she lives in that gender roles and that he/she has been sterilised or is otherwise incapable of having children
• He/she is an adult
• He/she is not married or in a registered partnership; unless the spouse or partner gives their consent in which case a marriage become a registered partnership and a registered partnership becomes a marriage
• He/she is a Finnish citizen or is resident in Finland
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Jan 1, 2003–Sep 16, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Sterilization still required.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Finland

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Mar 1, 2017–Mar 5, 2017
Legal
Just became legal 3 days ago.
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Current status
(since May 15, 2009)
Step-child adoption only
Only able to adopt child of the other partner
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LGBT discrimination in Finland

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Current status
(since Feb 1, 2004)
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Finland

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Current status
(since Feb 1, 2004)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Finland

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Current status
(since Feb 1, 2004)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Finland

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Current status
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Finland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1999)
Equal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Finland

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Current status
(since May 12, 2014)
Banned (1-year deferral)
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Until May 11, 2014
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Finland

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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