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LGBT Rights in Kandavas novads (Kandava) District

Kandavas novads (Kandava) is governed by federal Latvia law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single 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 Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Homosexual activity in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is legal.

Current status
Since 1992
Legal
Article 124.1 that prohibits male-male sex was repealed in 1992
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Until 1992
Male illegal, female legal
Homosexual activity between men was prohibited before 1992. Sexual acts between women was not explicitly criminalized.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2007042…//www.ilga-europe.org/europe/guide/country_by_country/latvia
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Same-sex marriage in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Same-sex marriage in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is civil unions.

A new law will be going into effect soon.
Not yet in effect
Going into effect Jul 1, 2024
Civil unions
On 9 November 2023, the Saeima passed legislation establishing same-sex civil unions, subject to approval by President Edgars Rink?vi?s by 9 January 2024. The law is scheduled to take effect on 1 July 2024.
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Current status
Jun 1, 2022–Jun 30, 2024
Civil unions
Civil unions recognized by courts in Latvia
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Dec 15, 2005–May 31, 2022
Unrecognized
Section 110 explicitly states marriage as being a union between a man and a woman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kandavas novads (Kandava) 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 Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Right to change legal gender in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender people allowed to change gender, require surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No non-binary recognition.
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LGBT discrimination in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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LGBT discrimination in Kandavas novads (Kandava) 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 Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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LGBT employment discrimination in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Nov 9, 2006
Sexual orientation only
only banned on sexual orientation
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LGBT housing discrimination in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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LGBT housing discrimination in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 9, 2006
No protections
no protections based on ILGA Europe
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Same-sex adoption in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Same-sex adoption in Kandavas novads (Kandava) 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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Serving openly in military in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Serving openly in military in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Only 22 countries allow trans service, Latvia is not one of them
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Blood donations by MSMs in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Blood donations by MSMs in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex.
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Conversion therapy in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Conversion therapy in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is not banned.

Current status
Since Dec 23, 2017
Not banned
No laws in place.
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Equal age of consent in Kandavas novads (Kandava)

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Equal age of consent in Kandavas novads (Kandava) is equal.

Current status
Equal
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