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LGBT Rights in Denmark

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

Various reputable surveys conducted in Denmark show support for LGBTQ+ rights.

History

Homosexual activity in Denmark

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Homosexual activity in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1933
Legal
Homosexuality is legal in Denmark.
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Same-sex marriage in Denmark

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Same-sex marriage in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2012
Legal
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Oct 1, 1989–Jun 14, 2012
Civil unions
Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions as the Danish Registered Partnership Act goes into effect.

"Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered."
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Denmark

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Denmark is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Denmark is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Sep 5, 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
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Until Sep 5, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
By Danish naming-legislation, a man cannot have a woman's name, or vice versa. I am transgendered and had surgery over a decade ago in Denmark, and my legal status was changed even before I was out of the hospital. This has been the case for Denmark since sex changes became an option.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Denmark

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Denmark is recognized.

Current status
Since Sep 12, 2014
Recognized
The Danish government allows the 'X' gender marker in passports.
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LGBT discrimination in Denmark

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LGBT discrimination in Denmark is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Illegal
There is protection against discrimination at court in the criminal code.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Denmark

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LGBT employment discrimination in Denmark is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Employment Discrimination illegal.
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Until Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation only
Labour code affords sexual orientation as a ground for protection
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LGBT housing discrimination in Denmark

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LGBT housing discrimination in Denmark is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Denmark

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Same-sex adoption in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 19, 2009
Legal
At the time, gay couples were allowed to have civil unions and thus was able to apply as a couple.
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Serving openly in military in Denmark

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Serving openly in military in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since 1987
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Denmark

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Blood donations by MSMs in Denmark is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Mar 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
In March 2020, the life-time ban was reduced to a 4 month deferral period.
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1988–Mar 2020
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1988, Denmark had a life-time ban on blood donations for men who have sex with men.
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Conversion therapy in Denmark

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Conversion therapy in Denmark is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to ILGA, laws in force in Denmark do not regulate or restrict conversion therapies.
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Equal age of consent in Denmark

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Equal age of consent in Denmark is equal.

Current status
Equal
Equal at 15 years of age.
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Denmark.