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vviet93

An undergrad studying Economics in Canada. Especially interested in Queer Economics

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vviet93 added an entry to United States.
Homosexuals serving openly in military: Legal from Jul 1, 2016 to now.
The US Army repealed the ban to serve for openly transgender individuals
vviet93 added an entry to British Columbia.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Jul 25, 2016 to now.
BC Legislature passed a bill adding gender identity to protected class in the BC Human Rights Code
vviet93 added an entry to British Columbia.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Jul 25, 2016 to now.
BC Legislature passed a bill to include gender identity in the protected class for BC Human Rights Code
vviet93 added an entry to Mississippi.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Apr 1, 2016 to now.
Federal Judge ruled that the ban on same sex couple adopting was unconstitutional
vviet93 added an entry to Trinidad and Tobago.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from May 18, 2015 to now.
Most offenses are still in effect as per the 1986 law. However, the anal intercourse provision between minors have been removed.
vviet93 added an entry to Greece.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Dec 23, 2015 to now.
The Civil Union act also equalized the age of consent at 15
vviet93 added an entry to Malaysia.
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from Aug 9, 1965 to now.
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court. The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
vviet93 added an entry to Germany.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Jan 28, 2011 to now.
The German Constitutional Court found the provision that required surgery to change one's legal gender unconstitutional.
vviet93 added an entry to Turkey.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from May 10, 2015 to now.
European court found the sterilization requirement in Article 40 of the Civil Code to be unconstitutional. " A person who wishes to change their gender may request permission to change their gender by applying in person to the court. However, for the permission to be granted, the applicant must be 18 years old and must be unmarried. The applicant must also be in a transsexual nature and must document the necessity to change their gender for their mental health and that they are permanently deprived of reproductive abilities through an official health committee report obtained from an education and research hospital. Depending on the permission granted, once the gender reassignment surgery fit for the aim and medical methods has been completed and verified by an official health committee report, the court decides to make the necessary changes in the population registry."
vviet93 added an entry to Nova Scotia.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Jan 1, 2001 to now.
In a 2001 amendment, sex change is possible but only with surgery.
vviet93 added an entry to Saskatchewan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Aug 31, 2009 to now.
Surgery is required in the Vital Statistics Act.
vviet93 added an entry to Manitoba.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Feb 1, 2015 to now.
Proof of surgery is no longer required to change one's gender on official documents
vviet93 added an entry to North Carolina.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Dec 21, 2015 to now.
FDA issued a new directive allowing for blood donation after a 1 year deferral.
vviet93 added an entry to Oregon.
Conversion therapy: Ambiguous from May 19, 2015 to now.
Conversion therapy is banned for Minors. Technically conversion therapy is not banned for adults though close to all professional guidelines prohibits it.
vviet93 added an entry to Netherlands.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Dec 18, 2013 to now.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of not requiring surgery to change one's gender on official documents.
vviet93 added an entry to Japan.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (6-month deferral) from Apr 1, 2011 to now.
Red Cross Japan reduces deferral for high HIV risk individual from 12 months to 6 months.
vviet93 added an entry to Greenland.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from May 27, 2015 to now.
Greenland parliament unanimously approves same sex marriage
vviet93 added an entry to Greenland.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from May 27, 2015 to now.
Parliament unanimously approved same sex marriage
vviet93 added an entry to Ukraine.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal in some contexts from Nov 12, 2015 to now.
LGBT discrimination is prohibited at the employment level
vviet93 added an entry to France.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Nov 4, 2015 to now.
New regulations allow for 12 months deferral. This law will be reviewed again in 2017 to consider no deferral for men who have sex with men.
vviet93 added an entry to Palau.
Homosexual activity: Legal from Oct 16, 2014 to now.
Homosexuality is legal
vviet93 added an entry to Bolivia.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Nov 26, 2015 to now.
New announcement made by the Justice Ministers means transgender people will be able to change their name and gender on official IDs. It is unclear whether surgery will be required or not.
vviet93 added an entry to Italy.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Jul 23, 2015 to now.
A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
vviet93 added an entry to Wisconsin.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Oct 6, 2014 to now.
Same sex marriage is now legal, allowing same sex couples to adopt children
vviet93 added an entry to Nebraska.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Mar 2, 2015 to now.
March ended the long legal fight to same sex adoption with same sex couples now allowed to become foster parents, completely equalizing their rights to adopt
vviet93 added an entry to Utah.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Oct 6, 2014 to now.
Same sex marriage became legal, effectively overturning the same sex couple adoption
vviet93 added an entry to Argentina.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Sep 16, 2015 to now.
Ban on donation was lifted
vviet93 added an entry to Netherlands.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Oct 28, 2015 to now.
12-month deferral for males who have sex with male
vviet93 added an entry to Indonesia.
Homosexual activity: Varies by Region from Oct 23, 2015 to now.
Aceh's law on criminalizing same sex behaviour for Muslim men came into effect on October 23rd, 2015.
vviet93 added an entry to Portugal.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Jan 16, 2015 to now.
Gender identity is now an explicit protected ground in the labour code.