Balzers is governed by federal Liechtenstein law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions (marriage rights)
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Balzers

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Homosexual activity in Balzers is legal.

Current status
Since 1989
Legal
Homosexuality was legalised by the removal of sections 129 and 130 of the Criminal Code.
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Legalised by removal of sections 129 and 130 of the Criminal Code.
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Same-sex marriage in Balzers

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Same-sex marriage in Balzers is civil unions (marriage rights).

A new law will be going into effect in 7 months.
Going into effect Jan 1, 2025
Legal
On March 8th, 2024, the Liechtenstein government unanimously approved the legislation of gay marriage. The bill was passed in May 2024 and set to go into effect on January 1st, 2025.
Current status
Sep 1, 2011–Dec 31, 2024
Civil unions (marriage rights)
In 2011, Liechtenstein approved registered partnerships following a referendum.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Balzers

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Balzers is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Balzers is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2016
Illegal
No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Gender-affirming care in Balzers

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Gender-affirming care in Balzers is restricted.

Current status
Since 1987
Restricted
In 1987, Liechtenstein legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Balzers

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
According to the ILGA Europe, there's no recognition of non-binary gender in Liechtenstein.

LGBT discrimination in Balzers

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LGBT discrimination in Balzers is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2016
Illegal in some contexts
Article 283(1)(6) of the Penal Code (1987), as amended by Law No. 14 (2016), bans acts of discrimination based on sexual orientation in in the provision of goods and services. Article 283 criminalises public incitement to hatred or discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Balzers

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LGBT employment discrimination in Balzers is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no legal protections against LGBT discrimination in employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Balzers

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LGBT housing discrimination in Balzers is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There is no explicit legal protection against LGBT discrimination in housing.
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Same-sex adoption in Balzers

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Same-sex adoption in Balzers is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 1, 2023
Legal
The law allowing same-sex couples to jointly adopt received royal assent and went into effect on 1 June 2023.
Jan 1, 2011–Jun 1, 2023
Single only
lgbt may adopt. Legalization pending.
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Intersex infant surgery in Balzers

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Intersex infant surgery in Balzers is not banned.

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

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Serving openly in military in Balzers is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Country does not have a military presence.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Balzers

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Blood donations by MSMs in Balzers is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Balzers

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Conversion therapy in Balzers is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
In Liechtenstein, conversion therapy is currently not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Balzers

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Equal age of consent in Balzers is equal.

Current status
Since 2001
Equal
Although homosexual activity has been legal since 1989, the age of consent between homosexual couples and the age of consent between heterosexual couples was not equalized until 2001. The age of consent is currently 14 years old.
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