Outlying Area

  • Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment 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 Puerto Rico

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico

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Current status
(since Jun 26, 2015)
Legal
Puerto Rico legalizes gay marriage after US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Shortly after the ruling, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, signed an executive order requiring government agencies to be compliant with the ruling.
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Right to change legal gender in Puerto Rico

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
No
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Same-sex adoption in Puerto Rico

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Jan 1, 2015–Jul 17, 2016
Legal
as being a Territory of USA.
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Current status
Single only
Any individual may adopt, but only different-sex couples may joint-adopt.

Second-parent adoption is not permitted via case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/puerto-rico
Ex Parte A.A.R., 2008 WL 4673279 (T.C.A. Aug 29, 2008)
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LGBT discrimination in Puerto Rico

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Current status
Illegal
as being a territory of USA.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Puerto Rico

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Current status
(since May 29, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Law does not protect against property rentals.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Puerto Rico

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Puerto Rico

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Puerto Rico

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2004)
Equal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Puerto Rico

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Puerto Rico

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Current status
(since Sep 14, 2016)
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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