Entry #12225: LGBT housing discrimination in Colombia

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RegionColombia
IssueLGBT housing discrimination
StatusSexual orientation only
Start DateNov 30, 2011
End DateDec 8, 2021
DescriptionArticle 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Article 3 of the Law No. 1,482 (2011) criminalises acts of discrimination based on "sexual orientation". This provision is formulated in broad terms and its scope of application necessarily applies to housing. Articles 136C(3) and 136C(4) aggravate the penalty if such acts are committed by public servants or while providing public services.
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/CO%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%201482%20Amendment%20to%20Penal%20Code%20(2011)%20-%20OR-OFF%20(es).pdf https://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?i=77451&dt=S


Revision History (2)

Revision by Notdog1996. Fixing dates

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(NONE)Dec 8, 2021

Revision by Nathan. Status was not correct

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
Start DateMay 7, 2018Nov 30, 2011
NoteIn May 2018, President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive decree ordering the Interior Ministry to further guarantee the rights of LGBT people in the social sector, notably in health, education, work, housing, recreation, sports and culture, as well as establishing support programmes.Article 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Article 3 of the Law No. 1,482 (2011) criminalises acts of discrimination based on "sexual orientation". This provision is formulated in broad terms and its scope of application necessarily applies to housing.
Articles 136C(3) and 136C(4) aggravate the penalty if such acts are committed by public servants or while providing public services.
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In May 2018, President Juan Manuel Santos issued an executive decree ordering the Interior Ministry to further guarantee the rights of LGBT people in the social sector, notably in health, education, work, housing, recreation, sports and culture, as well as establishing support programmes. Article 134A of the Criminal Code (2000), as amended by Article 3 of the Law No. 1,482 (2011) criminalises acts of discrimination based on "sexual orientation". This provision is formulated in broad terms and its scope of application necessarily applies to housing. Articles 136C(3) and 136C(4) aggravate the penalty if such acts are committed by public servants or while providing public services.
Sourceshttps://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?i=77451&dt=Shttps://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/CO%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%201482%20Amendment%20to%20Penal%20Code%20(2011)%20-%20OR-OFF%20(es).pdf
https://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?i=77451&dt=S
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https://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?i=77451&dt=S https://database.ilga.org/api/downloader/download/1/CO%20-%20LEG%20-%20Law%201482%20Amendment%20to%20Penal%20Code%20(2011)%20-%20OR-OFF%20(es).pdf https://www.alcaldiabogota.gov.co/sisjur/normas/Norma1.jsp?i=77451&dt=S
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Protection against discrimination in Colombia is based on the article 13 of the Constitution of 1991 which prohibits any type of discrimination “on account of gender, race, national or family origin, language, religion, political opinion, or philosophy”. Case law has further expanded this notion to prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. Case law T-314 of 2011 even included “sex, sexual orientation and gender identity” as categories suspected of discrimination, meaning that any differentiated treatment related to those categories is presumed to be discriminatory unless proven otherwise, and therefore subject to constitutional protection. There are dozens of decisions that constitute binding case law regarding the prohibition of any type of discrimination against LGBTQ community, based on article 13 and 16 of the Constitution. This case law is from the Constitutional Court, the highest judicial authority in the country. These protections apply to several aspects including, work, housing and education among others. If any further question please write to [email protected]"

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