Entry #12223: LGBT discrimination in Paraguay

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IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal in some contexts
Start Date2016
End Datenow
DescriptionSome specific laws and decrees contemplate in their articles the prohibition of discrimination or protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, such as: Decree 6973 regulating Law 577/2016 on "Comprehensive protection of women against all forms of violence", in its article 3 on "Protected persons" establishes that the protection of women in situations of violence without any kind of discrimination based on sexual orientation; Law 6149/2018 on Protection and Facilities for the Naturalization of Stateless Persons, in its article 9 on "Non-discrimination" establishes that: "The authorities will guarantee the free and full exercise of all the rights recognized in this law to the stateless person or applicant for recognition of such a condition that is subject to the jurisdiction of the country, without any discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."; Law 6534/2020 on the Protection of Personal Credit Data, in its article 3(b) defines as sensitive personal data "Those that refer to the intimate sphere of its owner, or whose improper use may give rise to discrimination or entail a serious risk personal data that may reveal aspects such as <...> data related to health, life, preference or sexual orientation, <...>."
Sourceshttps://www.csj.gov.py/cache/lederes/G-77-24042017-D-6973.pdf https://www.csj.gov.py/cache/lederes/G-178-19092018-L-6149.pdf https://www.csj.gov.py/cache/lederes/G-211-28102020-L-6534.pdf

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