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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #61 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(66.6%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (31.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #56 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(73.5%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (9.1%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #65 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(72.9%) Disagree
Agree (10.9%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #10 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(81%) Oppose
Favor (16%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)

Ranked #13 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement is most similar to your point of view–even if it does not precisely match your opinion. 1 Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR 2 Homosexuality should not be accepted by society"

(84%) No
Yes (9%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #57 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(41%) Not a good place
Good place (11%)

By The Numbers

82%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
10%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Belarus

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Homosexual activity in Belarus is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 1994
Legal
Only form of homosexuality that is illegal is non-consensual homosexual intercourse
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Same-sex marriage in Belarus

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Same-sex marriage in Belarus is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Nov 26, 1996
Unrecognized
Article 32 of the constitution defines marriage to be between a man and a woman.
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Nov 26, 1996–Sep 8, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Foreign Same sex marriages recognized under EU law.
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Until Jan 1, 2015
Not legal
Article 32 of the constitution defines marriage to be between a man and a woman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Belarus

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Belarus is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Belarus is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Permit for the operation by which a man's body changed to female or vice versa, get about four a year.
In Belarus, such permission shall issue a specially created interdepartmental commission on medical, psychological and social rehabilitation of persons with the syndrome of denial of sex. It is composed of 15 experts of the ministries of Health, Defense, Interior, Justice, Education. The Commission refers the patient to a mental health and psycho-sexological examination. A year later, after a thorough examination by psychiatrists, sexologists, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists and geneticists, the board makes a decision - to change this person or not the floor.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Belarus

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Belarus is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Belarus

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LGBT discrimination in Belarus is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 25, 1991
No protections
Even though article 22 states all citizens are equal, sexual orientations and gender identities are not included in the forms of discriminations covered.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Belarus

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LGBT employment discrimination in Belarus is no protections.

Current status
No protections
The country has no legislation that would protect people from dismissal from work because of their sexual orientation.
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Aug 25, 1991–Sep 9, 2018
No protections
No discrimination protections exist.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Belarus

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LGBT housing discrimination in Belarus is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Aug 25, 1991
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
minjust.gov.by
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Same-sex adoption in Belarus

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Same-sex adoption in Belarus is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Adoption of children by same-sex couples are not spelled out in the legislation, however, when considering an application for adoption, homosexuality is considered a ground for refusal.
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Oct 16, 2016–Sep 18, 2018
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
lgbt.wikia.com
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belarus

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Belarus is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Open homosexuals can not serve in the armed forces. When injected into the army, homosexuals may be victims of violence from colleagues. The Constitution and laws do not restrict the service of homosexuals in the military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Belarus

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Blood donations by MSMs in Belarus is legal.

Current status
Legal
No particular limitation for homosexuals. All the procedures and requirements are the same for all donors.
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Conversion therapy in Belarus

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Conversion therapy in Belarus is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Belarus

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Equal age of consent in Belarus is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Belarus is 16 years, as stated in Articles 168 and 169, which read: "Sexual intercourse, sodomy, lesbian intercourse or other sexual acts committed by adults who have reached eighteen years of age, with a person who is obviously not reached sixteen years of age, with no signs of crimes envisaged by Articles 166 and 167 of this Code, shall be punished by restriction of liberty from two to four years, or imprisonment for a term of two to five years. "and" indecent assault, committed by a person under eighteen years of age, in relation to a person who obviously has not attained the age of sixteen, in the absence of evidence of the crimes stipulated in Articles 166, 167 and 168 of this Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or imprisonment for a term of one to three years "
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