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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Unknown
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #7 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(30%) Widespread
Rare (43%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #3 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(20%) Widespread
Rare (43%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #27 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(68%) Disagree
Agree (25%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #21 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(42%) No
Yes (42%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #8 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?"

(77%) Oppose
Favor (16%)

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

Ranked #9 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"

(70%) No
Yes (19%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #54 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?"

(45%) Not a good place
Good place (20%)

By The Numbers

84%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
10%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Latvia

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Homosexual activity in Latvia is legal.

Current status
Since 1992
Legal
Article 124.1 that prohibits male-male sex was repealed in 1992
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Same-sex marriage in Latvia

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Same-sex marriage in Latvia is not legal.

Current status
Since Dec 15, 2005
Not legal
Section 110 explicitly states marriage as being a union between a man and a woman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Latvia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Latvia is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Latvia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Latvia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Latvia

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LGBT discrimination in Latvia is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Nov 9, 2006
Illegal in some contexts
The labour law was amended to protect LGBTQ+ population in some aspects of the labour market.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Latvia

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

Current status
Since Nov 9, 2006
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Latvia

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

Current status
Since Nov 9, 2006
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Latvia

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Same-sex adoption in Latvia is single only.

Current status
Single only
Latvian law allows any person over 25 to adopt. However persons who are not married to each other may not adopt the same child. This means that only one person of an unmarried couple can adopt a child. However, lesbian couples can get access to IVF and assisted insemination treatment.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Latvia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Latvia is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Latvia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Latvia is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex.
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Conversion therapy in Latvia

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Conversion therapy in Latvia is not banned.

Current status
Since Dec 23, 2017
Not banned
No laws in place.
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Equal age of consent in Latvia

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Equal age of consent in Latvia is equal.

Current status
Equal
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LGBT Rights in Baltic Countries