LGBT Rights in Baki Municipality

Baki is governed by federal Azerbaijan law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    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 Baki

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Homosexual activity in Baki 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 Baki

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Same-sex marriage in Baki 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 Baki

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Baki 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 Baki

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Right to change legal gender in Baki 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the Soviet 1972 law allowing legal sex change after undergoing sex reassignment surgery was never repealed
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Baki

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Baki 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 Baki

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LGBT discrimination in Baki 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 Baki

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LGBT employment discrimination in Baki 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 Baki

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LGBT housing discrimination in Baki is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Baki 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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Serving openly in military in Baki

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Serving openly in military in Baki 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 Baki

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Blood donations by MSMs in Baki is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Baki

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Conversion therapy in Baki is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Baki 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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