• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in Switzerland

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Current status
(since 1942)
Legal
Sources:
Swiss Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Switzerland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2007)
Civil unions
Swiss Registered Partnership is a Civil Union that grants equal rights to Marriage but differs on three points: access to Fertility treatment, Adoption and facilitated Swiss naturalisation, this last one being discussed actually in Swiss parliament. ILGA states that Registered Partnership in Switzerland is «Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized» to Marriage.
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Jan 1, 2007–Jun 22, 2018
Civil unions
Gay Marriage comes into effect in the next couple years.
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Right to change legal gender in Switzerland

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Jan 1, 2016–Sep 4, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery no required since 2018. Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Change of sex is legal though there are now specific laws concerning the matter. In 1993, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland stated that a change of sex should be "irreversible"; many judges interpreted it as the person had to go under surgery. In 2012, the Federal Department of Justice and Police via its Federal Office for Civil Registration released a statement about how transsexualism should be handled by cantonal Register offices. The FOCR stated that the Judges and Authorities should cease to oblige a person to go through forced sterilisation in order to have their sex change recognised. Furthermore, a person is granted to choose his or her gender according to his or her social gender and not anymore according to his or her biological gender.
Sources:
FOCR Statement (in German, French, Italian): ejpd.admin.ch/content/dam/d…

Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland Statement (in German):
transgender-network.ch/wp-c…
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Same-sex adoption in Switzerland

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Jan 1, 2018–Jun 22, 2018
Step-child adoption only
Step child and single options since 2018. Full legalization pending. It will become legal when gay marriage becomes legal.
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Current status
Illegal
Article 27 of the Swiss Registered partnership Law states that the step-parent has the legal obligation to take care of the child and owns parental authority to represent the step-child.

Step-child adoption pending in Parliament.

Full joint adoption was approved by the Council of States (upper house) on March 14, 2012 but full joint adoption was later rejected by the National Council (lower house).
Sources:
Art.27 - Partner's child (in French):
admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-…

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LGBT discrimination in Switzerland

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Current status
(since Apr 18, 1999)
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Switzerland

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Current status
(since Apr 18, 1999)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Article 8 of the Constitution
Sources:
Article 8 of the Federal Constitution
admin.ch/opc/en/classified-…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Switzerland

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Current status
(since Apr 18, 1999)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sources:
Article 8 of the Federal Constitution
admin.ch/opc/en/classified-…
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Switzerland

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Current status
(since May 17, 1992)
Legal
Code pénal suisse. Code pénal militaire (Infraction contre l'intégrité sexuelle): Modification du 21 juin 1991 pp 63-78
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Equal age of consent in Switzerland

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Current status
(since 1992)
Equal
Consensual age is Switzerland is 16 years old, unless the difference in age between the persons involved is not more than 3 years.
Sources:
Article 188 of the Swiss Criminal Code admin.ch/ch/e/rs/3/311.0.en.pdf
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Blood donations by MSMs in Switzerland

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Feb 1, 2017–Sep 5, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
In July of 2017 it will become legal.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Ambiguous
Legal for lesbians. Illegal for gays.
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Conversion therapy in Switzerland

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Current status
Banned
defacto illegal. NO explicit ban.
Sources:
No
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