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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    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 countries 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 countries 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 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(44.1%) Disagree
Agree (32.3%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #26 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?"

(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 ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
legalization required from ruling. Unknown.
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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 unknown.

Current status
Unknown

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
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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.