• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Romania

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2001)
Legal
The last section of the law that criminalizes public manifestation of homosexuality was repealed.
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Same-sex marriage in Romania

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Current status
Unrecognized
The Civil Code defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. There is no recognition of same-sex couples. However, there is no constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
Sources:
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission: iglhrc.org/content/romania-…
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Right to change legal gender in Romania

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Current status
(since 1996)
Ambiguous
Legislation about the procedures necessary for name changes refers to the obligation to get a final court decision before changing one’s sex. However, law and procedure are unclear beyond this and consequently people seeking to change their sex undergo a long and painful process.
Sources:
This report from ACCEPT, IGLHRC, and ILGA-Europe to the United Nations Human Rights Council : google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=…

art. 43.i of this law : google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=…
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Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1996, it has been possible for someone who has gone through sex reassignment surgery to legally change their sex in their official documents.
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Jan 1, 1996–Feb 25, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Romania

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Current status
Single only
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Romania

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Current status
(since Aug 31, 2002)
Illegal
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LGBT housing discrimination in Romania

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Romanian Criminal Code.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Romania

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Current status
Ambiguous
The article 16 of the Constitution provides that all citizens are equal without any privilege or discrimination, but does not specity anything about sexual orientation.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Romania

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Current status
Legal
Sources:
Hague Centre for Strategic Studies - projects.hcss.nl/monitor/88/
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Equal age of consent in Romania

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2000)
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Romania

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Until Mar 25, 2017
Ambiguous
not clear.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Romania currently bans men who have had sex with men from donating blood, due to a presumed higher risk of infection with STDs. As of January 2008, there is a law in public debate, aiming to remove the ban on men who have had sex with men from donating blood.
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Conversion therapy in Romania

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Current status
Not banned
No information
Sources:
No
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