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LGBT Rights in Colón Department

The laws displayed for Colón are the same as Panama.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Homosexual activity in Colón

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Homosexual activity in Colón is legal.

Current status
Since May 18, 2007
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Colón

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Same-sex marriage in Colón is not legal.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
Not legal
Article 58 of the 1972 constitution defines marriage as a different-sex union.
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Oct 11, 1972–Sep 6, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Court ruling pending on legalization of gay unions, Marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Colón

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Colón 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 Colón

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Right to change legal gender in Colón 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.

They need to undergo a visual inspection of their genitals by a doctor to get the change granted, which can be difficult and humiliating.
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Jul 31, 2006–Mar 16, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Not required since 2016. Missing non binary option on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Colón

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Panama does not recognize genders other than male and female.
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LGBT discrimination in Colón

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LGBT discrimination in Colón is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
No protections
There are no provision explicitly protecting LGBT people
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Oct 11, 1972–May 3, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
there is only protection is sexual orientation protection for employment only.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Colón

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LGBT employment discrimination in Colón 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.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Colón

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LGBT housing discrimination in Colón is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Colón is illegal.

Current status
Since Mar 2021
Illegal
Same sex couples banned from adopting.
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Serving openly in military in Colón

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Serving openly in military in Colón is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Doesn't have military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Colón

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Blood donations by MSMs in Colón is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Colón

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Conversion therapy in Colón is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not preformed. Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Colón

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Equal age of consent in Colón is equal.

Current status
Since Jul 31, 2008
Equal
The age of consent is equal at 18.
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