Entry #1218: LGBT discrimination in Switzerland

Current Version

IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start DateJul 1, 2020
End Datenow
DescriptionDiscrimination is only illegal for sexual orientation and not gender identity.
Sourceshttps://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/54/757_781_799/en https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/43/359_375_369/de

Revision History (2)

Revision by jalves_CH. In 2020, legal changes were applied in the Swiss Criminal Code (StGB) and in the Military Criminal Code (MStG). Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation: It is open for interpretation whether "lifestyle" ("Lebensform") includes sexual orientation. "Sexual orientation" or "gender identity" are nonetheless not metioned in the Constitution.

Old Value New Value (Current)
Start Date1999-04-182020-07-01
Sourceshttp://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/1/101.en.pdfhttps://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/54/757_781_799/en https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/43/359_375_369/de

Revision by CHR0LL0PH0BICCC

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalIllegal in some contexts
NoteDiscrimination is only illegal for sexual orientation and not gender identity.
Reports (7)
  • Status is not correct "In 2020 referendum to protect lgbt right in constitution, approuve by the people "
  • Status is not correct "Only discrimination and hate speech based on sexual orientation is illegal, not gender identity"
  • Date is incorrect
  • Status is not correct "we will vote 9. feb 2020 on the antidiscrimination law. so following up on this day its not illegal to have public hate speech on bi-,lesbians, gays and transgenderpersonas. also the vote is excluding transgenderpeople, so this will remain, even if we vote positively."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "illegal: state / citizen legal: citizen / citizen"
  • Status is not correct "Article 8 of the Swiss constitution don't talk about sexual orientation or gender identity, it talks about protection from discrimination based on "way of life". "

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