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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    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
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #35 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(33.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (66.8%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #47 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(61.2%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (16.2%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #36 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(44.1%) Disagree
Agree (32.3%)

Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)

Ranked #16 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of same-sex couples having the right to marry?"

(75.5%) Disapprove
Approve (24.5%)

Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)

Ranked #12 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of [homosexuals] running for public office?"

(58.5%) Disapprove
Approve (41.5%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #26 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(34%) Not a good place
Good place (54%)

History

Homosexual activity in Nicaragua

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Homosexual activity in Nicaragua is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 16, 2007
Legal
Homosexuality is legal under current legal code
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Same-sex marriage in Nicaragua

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Same-sex marriage in Nicaragua is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Apr 30, 1987
Unrecognized
Article 72 of the constitution states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
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Apr 30, 1987–Sep 8, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Gay Marriage and Gay Unions pending. Required by 2018 IACHR Ruling.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nicaragua

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nicaragua is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Nicaragua is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws regarding change of legal gender.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nicaragua

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-binary identities are not legally recognized in Nicaragua.
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LGBT discrimination in Nicaragua

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LGBT discrimination in Nicaragua is illegal.

Current status
Since Nov 16, 2007
Illegal
Article 36 specifically prohibits discriminations by sexual oientation
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nicaragua

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Protected by Nicaraguan human rights Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nicaragua

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

Current status
Since Nov 16, 2007
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The law bans discrimination in housing for LGBT people.
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Same-sex adoption in Nicaragua

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Same-sex adoption in Nicaragua is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2017
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Nicaragua

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Serving openly in military in Nicaragua is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nicaragua

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Blood donations by MSMs in Nicaragua is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions according to the Red Cross.
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Conversion therapy in Nicaragua

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Conversion therapy in Nicaragua is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Nicaragua

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Equal age of consent in Nicaragua is equal.

Current status
Since Nov 16, 2007
Equal
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LGBT Rights by Department

View the LGBT laws in each individual department of Nicaragua.