Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Azerbaijan

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Homosexual activity in Azerbaijan is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2000
Legal
In 2000 a new criminal code was introduced, repealing article 121 against homosexuality.
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Same-sex marriage in Azerbaijan

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Same-sex marriage in Azerbaijan is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Azerbaijan.
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Jan 1, 2015–Sep 9, 2018
Unregistered cohabitation
Required to be legalized under EU ruling. Under EU Law.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Azerbaijan

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Azerbaijan is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Azerbaijan, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Azerbaijan

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

Current status
Since Apr 5, 1972
Legal, but requires surgery
the Soviet 1972 law allowing legal sex change after undergoing sex reassignment surgery was never repealed
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Gender-affirming care in Azerbaijan

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Gender-affirming care in Azerbaijan is legal.

Current status
Since 2001
Legal
In 2001, Azerbaijan adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal, but restricted for minors
In 1983, transsexualism began to be professionally diagnosed in the Soviet Union, which allowed the prescription of hormone therapy.
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Restricted
In 1926, the Soviet Union's Ministry of Internal Affairs legalized sex reassignment surgery
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Azerbaijan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Azerbaijan is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
A Third gender is not legally recognized in Azerbaijan.
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LGBT discrimination in Azerbaijan

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LGBT discrimination in Azerbaijan is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Only "protection" is the end of anti-sodomy laws (only in effort to join Council of Europe). Otherwise, LGBT people have no protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Azerbaijan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Azerbaijan is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Excerpt: "Gay and lesbians can be thus unfairly dismissed from their jobs, and homophobia is common."
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LGBT housing discrimination in Azerbaijan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Azerbaijan is no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 28, 1999
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Azerbaijan

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Same-sex adoption in Azerbaijan is illegal.

Current status
Since Dec 28, 1999
Illegal
According to a study by the Council of Europe or the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, same-sex couples cannot adopt since Article 120 of the Family Code (1999) states that joint adoption is only allowed for married couples. The report suggests that in principle, there aren't any legal restrictions around adopting as an individual — gay or straight — however, all individuals are usually denied the right to adopt.
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Intersex infant surgery in Azerbaijan

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Intersex infant surgery in Azerbaijan is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no official ban on unnecessary sex reassignment operations in infants in Azerbaijan.
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Serving openly in military in Azerbaijan

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Serving openly in military in Azerbaijan is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Unknown laws.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Azerbaijan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Azerbaijan is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Azerbaijan

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Conversion therapy in Azerbaijan is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Nowhere in the country
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Equal age of consent in Azerbaijan

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Equal age of consent in Azerbaijan is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Azerbaijan is 16 for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.
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