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LGBT Rights in Aruba country

The laws displayed for Aruba are the same as Netherlands.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    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
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Aruba

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Homosexual activity in Aruba is legal.

Current status
Since May 5, 1945
Legal
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May 15, 1940–May 5, 1945
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
During the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II homosexuality was criminalized by Paragraph 175.
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1815–May 15, 1940
Legal
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Legal
1811 French invasion invalidated anti-sodomy statutes. In 1815 the Netherlands declared its independence and did not reintroduce anti-sodomy laws.
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1730–1811
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Uncertain about punishments for homosexuality in the Dutch Republic.
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Same-sex marriage in Aruba

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Same-sex marriage in Aruba is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 1, 2001
Legal
The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage. The Lower Chamber voted 109 in favor on the same-sex marriage, with 33 against on September 12, 2000. On December 19, the Higher Chamber votes 'yes' on the bill. Queen Beatrix ratified the law on December 21st and it went into effect on April 1, 2001.
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1990–Sep 12, 2000
Civil unions
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Aruba

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Aruba is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Aruba is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Dec 18, 2013
Legal, surgery not required
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of not requiring surgery to change one's gender on official documents.
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1985–Dec 18, 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Dutch Civil Law provides that in order for a citizen to change their legal gender they must first undergo gender re-assignment surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Aruba

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

Current status
Since Oct 2018
Recognized
It is currently possible to request an X gender marker on legal documents, but this must be debated in court and there is no guarantee that it will be granted.

A more streamlined way to proceed is currently being studied.
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LGBT discrimination in Aruba

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LGBT discrimination in Aruba is illegal.

Current status
Since 1993
Illegal
Equal Rights Act of 1993 banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Hate crimes in the Netherlands have been rising in recent years.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Aruba

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Aruba

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full discrimination protection.
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Same-sex adoption in Aruba

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Same-sex adoption in Aruba is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 12, 2000
Legal
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Serving openly in military in Aruba

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Serving openly in military in Aruba is legal.

Current status
Since 1974
Legal
The Netherlands became the first country to allow gay soldiers to serve in the military openly.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Aruba

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Blood donations by MSMs in Aruba is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2021
Legal
People who are in a monogamous same sex relationship can now donate blood without deferral.
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Oct 28, 2015–Sep 1, 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
12-month deferral for males who have sex with male
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Oct 28, 2015–Feb 1, 2019
Banned (3-month deferral)
Deferral changed from 12 months to 4 months.
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1977–Oct 28, 2015
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Date is when the United States banned gay male blood donors.
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Conversion therapy in Aruba

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Conversion therapy in Aruba is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned in the Netherlands. It will get banned when the Cabinet is ready to make new laws. Possibly could be next country to ban it.
Sources:
trouw.nl/opinie/schiet-op-m…b18d7066/?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F
ecosia.org/search?q=Netherl…
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Equal age of consent in Aruba

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Equal age of consent in Aruba is equal.

Current status
Since 1978
Equal
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Unequal
Age of consent for homosexual relationships was 21 while for heterosexual relationships the age of consent was 16.
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