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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #35 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 (45%)

History

Homosexual activity in Panama

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Homosexual activity in Panama is legal.

Current status
Since May 18, 2007
Legal
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Panama

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Same-sex marriage in Panama is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
Unrecognized
Article 58 of the 1972 constitution defines marriage as a different-sex union
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 11, 1972–Sep 6, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Court ruling pending on legalization of gay unions, Marriage.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Panama

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Panama is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Panama is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since Jul 31, 2006
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender persons can change their legal gender and name after completion of medical intervention since 2006.
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Jul 31, 2006–Mar 16, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Not required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Panama

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Panama

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LGBT discrimination in Panama is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
No protections
There are no provision explicitly protecting LGBT people
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 11, 1972–May 3, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
there is only protection is sexual orientation protection for employment only.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Panama

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LGBT employment discrimination in Panama is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since May 16, 2017
Sexual orientation only
Only for sexual orientation. Under the revision of the employment law. As well discrimination protection through human rights institute. Full employment discrimination protections pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Panama

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LGBT housing discrimination in Panama is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
No protections
Proposed discrimination protections.
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Same-sex adoption in Panama

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Same-sex adoption in Panama is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Panama

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Panama is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Doesn't have military.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Panama

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Blood donations by MSMs in Panama is legal.

Current status
Legal
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Panama

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Conversion therapy in Panama is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not preformed. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Panama

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Equal age of consent in Panama is equal.

Current status
Since Jul 31, 2008
Equal
The age of consent is equal at 18.
Added by ryanbynes  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log