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State

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Victoria

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Homosexual activity in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1980
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Victoria

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Same-sex marriage in Victoria is unknown.


Jun 12, 2001–Dec 9, 2017
Other type of partnership
Marriage Law is subject to Federal Law, Victoria afforded same sex relationships equal status as defacto heterosexual relationships (as domestic partnerships) in 2001
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Since Dec 9, 2017
Legal
Following a nation-wide postal vote, 61.6% of Australians voted 'Yes' for Same-sex Marriage in November 2017. The Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017 subsequently passed parliament on 7th December and was given Royal Assent on 8th December, coming into effect from 9th December 2017, Australia-wide (including Victoria).
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Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Victoria

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Right to change legal gender in Victoria is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Addressed in Equal Opportunity Act 2010, some religious exemptions may apply, but the Act binds the Crown.
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Until Dec 21, 2011
Legal, but requires surgery
Covered by the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
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LGBT discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT discrimination in Victoria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Equal Opportunity Act commenced in 1995, recent amendment 21 December 2010; religious exemptions apply
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LGBT employment discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Victoria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Cannot discriminate on grounds of sexual preference or gender identification: some religious exemptions apply.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Victoria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Victoria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Addressed by the Equal Opportunity Act 2010
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Victoria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Victoria is legal.

Current status
Legal
As per Commonwealth
Sources:
Subject to Commonwealth jurisdiction
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Same-sex adoption in Victoria

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Same-sex adoption in Victoria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Fostering encouraged, adoption not permitted unless in exceptional circumstances.
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Since Sep 1, 2016
Legal
Adoption by same-sex couples legal since 1 September 2016 under the Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Victoria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Victoria is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
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Equal age of consent in Victoria

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Equal age of consent in Victoria is equal.

Current status
Equal
In Victoria the law about under-age sex is the same for both men and women and for gay and heterosexual sex.
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Conversion therapy in Victoria

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Conversion therapy in Victoria is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Ambiguous: refer to the Australian Psychology Association document
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Since Jan 2, 2017
Banned
The Health Complaints Bill 2016 bans all conversion therapies and received royal assent on 5 May 2016, coming into force 2 February 2017. The Health Commissioner's office, as created under the original act, received strengthened powers granted on 28 February 2018.
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