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LGBT Rights in Los Santos province

Los Santos is governed by federal Panama law. Learn more
    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
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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History

Homosexual activity in Los Santos

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Homosexual activity in Los Santos is legal.

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

Same-sex marriage in Los Santos

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Same-sex marriage in Los Santos is not legal.

Current status
Since Oct 11, 1972
Not legal
Article 58 of the 1972 constitution defines marriage as a different-sex union.
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

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 Los Santos

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Los Santos 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 Los Santos

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

Current status
Since 2006
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2006, transgender persons can change their legal gender and name after cundergone gender affirming surgery according to Article 121 of The Civil Registry Law (Law No. 31)
In 2016, a transgender woman was able, through court permission, to change her legal name according to her gender identity, without the need to undergo surgery.

Jul 31, 2006–Mar 15, 2018
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.
Added by ryanbynes  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Los Santos

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Los Santos 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 Los Santos

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LGBT discrimination in Los Santos is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination. The Anti-discrimination law (Law No. 7 2018) does not explicity include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Los Santos

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LGBT employment discrimination in Los Santos is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no laws protecting LGBT people from discrimination in employment.

LGBT housing discrimination in Los Santos

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LGBT housing discrimination in Los Santos is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Los Santos is illegal.

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

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Serving openly in military in Los Santos is n/a.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Los Santos is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Panamanians and foreigners are not allowed to donate blood, LGBTQ+ people too.
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Conversion therapy in Los Santos

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Conversion therapy in Los Santos is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Los Santos is equal.

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