Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Georgia

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Homosexual activity in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since Feb 15, 2000
Legal
Homosexuality has been legal for all genders in Georgia since 2000.
Sources:
wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.js…

web.archive.org/web/2010112…//old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2010.pdf
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Same-sex marriage in Georgia

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Same-sex marriage in Georgia is banned.

Current status
Banned
The civil code of Georgia defines marriage as a union strictly between a man and woman.
Sources:
Civil Code of Georgia. Article 1106 (matsne.gov.ge/en/document/v…)
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Georgia

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Georgia is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since 2008
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2008, transgender people in Georgia can change documents and personal names to reflect their preferred gender after having undergone sex reassignment surgery.

Gender-affirming care in Georgia

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Gender-affirming care in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since 1998
Legal
In 1998, Georgia adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal, but restricted for minors
In 1983, transsexualism began to be professionally diagnosed in the Soviet Union, which allowed the prescription of hormone therapy.
Sources:
russiapost.info/society/lgbt
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Restricted
In 1926, the Soviet Union's Ministry of Internal Affairs legalized sex reassignment surgery
Sources:
russiapost.info/society/lgbt
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Georgia

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Georgia is illegal.

Current status
Since Apr 20, 2012
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Georgia

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2014
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Georgia

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2014
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Georgia

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Same-sex adoption in Georgia is single only.

Current status
Single only
Both single individuals and married heterosexual couples can adopt. The Civil Code of Georgia defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Accordingly, same-sex married couples cannot adopt in Georgia. However, here is no prohibition against adoption based on the sexual orientation of an unmarried prospective adoptive parent.
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Intersex infant surgery in Georgia

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Intersex infant surgery in Georgia is not banned.

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

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Serving openly in military in Georgia is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Only 22 countries allow trans military service, Georgia is not one of them
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Blood donations by MSMs in Georgia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Georgia is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Georgia

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Conversion therapy in Georgia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
The satut on the prohibition of conversion therapy is ambiguous
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Equal age of consent in Georgia

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Equal age of consent in Georgia is equal.

Current status
Since Feb 15, 2000
Equal
According to article 140 and 141 of the Georgian Penal Code, the age of consent for both homosexual and heterosexual sex is 16.


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