• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Spain ranks #1 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(11%) No
Yes (88%)

History

Homosexual activity in Spain

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Current status
(since 1979)
Legal
Spain was the third country to formally legalize same-sex marriage.
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Same-sex marriage in Spain

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Current status
(since Jul 3, 2005)
Legal
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Right to change legal gender in Spain

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Current status
(since Nov 8, 2006)
Legal, surgery not required
Changing your legal gender does not require surgery, however, it does require proof of some form of medical treatment for a period of two years.
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Same-sex adoption in Spain

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Current status
(since Jul 3, 2005)
Legal
Included in equal marriage legislation
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LGBT discrimination in Spain

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Current status
(since Nov 23, 1995)
Illegal
Art. 22.4 criminal code. In the current penal code is considered an aggravating.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Spain

?
Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Spain

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Current status
(since Nov 23, 1995)
Sexual orientation only
Ley Orgánica núm. 10/1995, de 23 de noviembre, del Código Penal.
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Sexual orientation and gender identity
Only place that is missing discrimination protection is Belarus.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Spain

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Current status
(since Nov 4, 1977)
Legal
As of 2009, the courts also ruled that transgender individuals are also permitted to serve in the military.
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Equal age of consent in Spain

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Current status
(since Nov 23, 1995)
Equal
Actually the criminal code in Spain is under review in order to increase the age of consent.
Sources:
Criminal code of 1995 . Art. 181 / Art. 182 / Art. 183
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Blood donations by MSMs in Spain

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Current status
(since Jun 11, 1976)
Legal
* \"From\" date taken from earliest recorded specific legislation on the matter. MSM is not contemplated as a criterion for exclusion.

Information regarding blood donation by MSM during the Franco dictatorship is unknown, but was probably outlawed along with the practice of homosexuality. No specific legal texts from that historical time period address the issue.
Sources:
Orden por la que se dictan las normas para el desarrollo y aplicación del Decreto 1574/1975, de 26 de junio, por el que se regula la hemodonación y los Bancos de Sangre. - boe.es/buscar/doc.php?id=BO…
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Conversion therapy in Spain

?
Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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