Country

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

History

Homosexual activity in Scotland

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Current status
(since Nov 30, 2000)
Legal
Equalised age of consent to 16
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Jan 1, 1981–Jan 1, 2000
Legal
For sex between men aged 21 or over.
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Same-sex marriage in Scotland

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Current status
(since Dec 16, 2014)
Legal
MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.
Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events.
Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate.
Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools.
The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
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Right to change legal gender in Scotland

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Current status
(since Apr 4, 2005)
Legal, but requires surgery
The Act gives transsexual people legal recognition as members of the sex appropriate to their gender (male or female) allowing them to acquire a new birth certificate, affording them full recognition of their acquired sex in law for all purposes, including marriage.
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Apr 4, 2005–Sep 16, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Scotland

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Current status
(since Sep 28, 2009)
Legal
Either single or coupled LGBT people can adopt children.
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LGBT discrimination in Scotland

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 2010)
Illegal
The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.

The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament.
Added by Grogipher  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Scotland

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee on the grounds of many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Scotland

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Current status
(since Oct 1, 2010)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Equality Act 2010 made it illegal for any public or private landlord to discriminate against tenants due to many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Scotland

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Current status
(since Jan 12, 2000)
Legal
The British military actively recruits gay men and lesbians, all three services have deployed recruiting teams to gay pride events, and punishes any instance of intolerance or bullying. The Royal Navy advertises for recruits in gay magazines and has allowed gay sailors to hold civil partnership ceremonies on board ships and, since 2006, to march in full naval uniform at a gay pride marches. British Army and Royal Air Force personnel could march but had to wear civilian clothes until 2008, now all military personnel are permitted to attend Gay Pride marches in uniform.
Added by Grogipher  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Scotland

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Nov 1, 2011–Apr 1, 2018
Ambiguous
3 month deferral
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Nov 2011)
Banned (1-year deferral)
In 2011 the rules were relaxed from a lifetime ban to a year ban.
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1980–Nov 2011
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Prior to November 2011, a lifetime ban was in place for MSM
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Equal age of consent in Scotland

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Current status
(since Nov 30, 2000)
Equal
The age of consent is 16 (or 18 for those in a position of authority) for all couples.
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Conversion therapy in Scotland

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Current status
Not banned
No place in UK has banned conversion therapy. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Sources:
No
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