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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #17 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(17%) Against
Support (67%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #21 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(44%) Disagree
Agree (48%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #30 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?"

(28.1%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (71.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #36 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."

(51.6%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (23.9%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #43 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(55.6%) Disagree
Agree (31.6%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #32 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?"

(43%) Not a good place
Good place (50%)

History

Homosexual activity in Colombia

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Homosexual activity in Colombia is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 24, 2000
Legal
It has been legal since 1988 but the current criminal code was enacted in 2000.
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Same-sex marriage in Colombia

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Same-sex marriage in Colombia is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 28, 2016
Legal
"The judges affirmed by a majority that marriage between people of the same sex does not violate the constitutional order," judge Maria Victoria Calle said.
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Jan 29, 2009–Apr 28, 2016
Other type of partnership
A Colombia court ruling implies that even though there are no specific legal provisions, same sex couples can now file for the same right and protection like a different-sex marriage using the provision of a "de facto union" in the 1991 constitution
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Apr 8, 2016–Apr 8, 2016
Legal
"The magistrates of the constitutional court voted six to three against a proposed ruling that said marriage applied only to unions between men and women and that it was up to the congress and not the court to decide on same-sex marriage."
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Colombia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Colombia is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
DECISION T-918-12
The Constitutional Court rules on the right to sexual identity, its relationship with the right to health in the case of transgender people and the change of the marital status of persons on the grounds on gender reassignment. The Chamber rules that it is the duty of the Health Promotion Agency to which the plaintiff is registered, to apply the procedures needed for the gender reassignment surgery, since these are covered by the Compulsory Health Plan (POS).
Additionally, in the action for protection it is requested the application of all the procedures required for the normalization of the process of feminization and changing registration of gender from MALE to FEMALE, without leaving in this document any record of the biological condition.

DECREE 1227 OF 2015
On June 5, the Colombian President signed Decree 1227, which authorizes citizens to change their sex on identification documents through a Notary Public and without having to prove their sexual identity through psychiatric or physical evaluations.
Sources:
DECISION T-918-12: corteconstitucional.gov.co/…


DECREE 1227 OF 2015:
wp.presidencia.gov.co/sitio…
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Jan 1, 2013–Feb 26, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery not required since 2015.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Colombia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Colombia

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LGBT discrimination in Colombia is illegal.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2011
Illegal
Sexual orientation is explicitly covered in the law. Gender Identity on the other hand, is not mentioned explicitly but is implied.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Colombia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Colombia is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2011
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation is explicitly mentioned. Although gender identity is implied, it is not explicitly mentioned.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Colombia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Colombia is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2011
Sexual orientation only
Gender identity is not explicitly mentioned in the legislation.
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Same-sex adoption in Colombia

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Same-sex adoption in Colombia is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 4, 2015
Legal
Previously couples could only adopt a child if it was from one of the partners, but the same-sex adoption law allows homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
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Sep 8, 2014–Nov 4, 2015
Step-child adoption only
Only singles can adopt
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Colombia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Colombia is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 14, 1999
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Colombia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Colombia is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 26, 2012
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Colombia

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Conversion therapy in Colombia is not banned.

Current status
Since Aug 15, 2015
Not banned
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Equal age of consent in Colombia

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Equal age of consent in Colombia is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Colombia is 14 for people of all sexual orientations.
Sources:
ageofconsent.com/colombia.htm
buddybuddy.com/consent.html
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity by Vanessa Baird
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