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LGBT Rights in Campania region

Campania is governed by federal Italy law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Employment Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Housing Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Adoption
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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History

Homosexual activity in Campania

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Homosexual activity in Campania is legal.

Current status
Since 1890
Legal
No laws against homosexual relationships anywhere in Italy's Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Campania

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Same-sex marriage in Campania is civil unions.

Current status
Since May 11, 2016
Civil unions
Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 372-51 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law. Civil unions gave gay couples all the rights and duties of marriage except joint adoption.
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1942–May 11, 2016
Unrecognized
Some symbolic civil unions are recognized in select regions though no full and meaningful recognition is given.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Campania

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Campania is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Jul 23, 2015
Legal, no restrictions
A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
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Apr 14, 1982–Jul 23, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery is required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Campania

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Italy does not yet legally recognize non-binary identities.

However, a breaking decision on March 7, 2022, had the Italian court rule in favor of a non-binary person to have their gender recognized.

They are currently the only example of this recognition.
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LGBT discrimination in Campania

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LGBT discrimination in Campania is varies by region.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2004
Varies by Region
In Tuscany, Piedmont, Liguria, Marche, Umbria, Sicily and Emilia-Romagna discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is banned
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Jul 9, 2003–Mar 1, 2004
Illegal in some contexts
Only discrimination in workplace banned.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Campania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Campania is varies by region.

Current status
Since Mar 23, 2016
Varies by Region
In Piedmont, labor discrimination is illegal on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sources:
regione.piemonte.it/web/tem…~:text=La%20legge%20regionale%20n.,le%20norme%20generali%20dell'argomento.
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Jul 9, 2003–Mar 23, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Discrimination protection is afforded on the grounds of sexual orientation
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LGBT housing discrimination in Campania

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LGBT housing discrimination in Campania is varies by region.

Current status
Since Mar 23, 2016
Varies by Region
In Piedmont, housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is forbidden.
Sources:
gay.it/rainbow-europe-map-2…
regione.piemonte.it/web/tem…~:text=La%20legge%20regionale%20n.,le%20norme%20generali%20dell'argomento.
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Until 2004
No protections
no protections at the time
Sources:
rainbow-europe.org/#8640/0/0 Type in Italy on the website
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Same-sex adoption in Campania

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Same-sex adoption in Campania is step-child adoption only.

Current status
Since Jun 22, 2016
Step-child adoption only
Step-child adoptions for same-sex couples are recognized by Italian courts since June 2016, under the law 184/1983.

On November 20th, 2023, the Juvenile Court ruled that gay couples can be foster parents.
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Mar 1, 2015–Mar 26, 2016
Ambiguous
Some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Some receptions are also made for step-children. Gay adoption legalizing pending.
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Jan 1, 20052015
Illegal
The couple applying for adoption must be a married, different sex couple. Custody has been granted to a same-sex parent on the basis of the "child's best interest," but this is very rare.
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Serving openly in military in Campania

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1986
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Until 1986, "sexual deviance" was a reason for exclusion for military service. At that time, some men claimed to be homosexual to avoid the draft. Lesbians have never been banned from the Italian military since women were first allowed to serve in 2000. Since 2010, discrimination against gays and lesbians in military service is banned, but the situation for transgender people is unclear. The organization Polis Aperta estimates that 5 to 10% of Italians in uniformed service (military or police) are LGB. Despite the ban on discrimination, some service personnel unfortunately face harassment or violence because of their sexual orientation. Unfortunately transgenders have not yet gained the right to military service in Italy
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May 18, 1964–Dec 31, 1985
Illegal
Until 1986, "sexual deviance" was a reason for exclusion for military service. At that time, some men claimed to be homosexual to avoid the draft.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Campania

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Blood donations by MSMs in Campania is legal.

Current status
Since 2001
Legal
Italy uses a risk-based donor selection system that treats MSM and heterosexual partners equally.
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Dec 31, 2000–Jan 1, 2001
Ambiguous
Italy legalizes blood donations as Health Minister lifts blood ban. However, Italy still denies men who engaged in "risky behaviors"
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Until Dec 31, 2000
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Italian Health Minister Umberto Veronesi lifted the gay blood ban in 2001.
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Conversion therapy in Campania

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Conversion therapy in Campania is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not banned by the law. However, the national psychological association officially stated in 2013 that conversion therapy goes strictly against its code of ethics and therefore is not allowed.
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Equal age of consent in Campania

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Equal age of consent in Campania is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent: 14
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