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LGBT Rights in Veraguas province

Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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Homosexual activity in Veraguas is legal.

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

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Same-sex marriage in Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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Right to change legal gender in Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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LGBT discrimination in Veraguas 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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Oct 11, 1972–May 16, 2017
No protections
There are no provision explicitly protecting LGBT people
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LGBT employment discrimination in Veraguas

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LGBT employment discrimination in Veraguas is no protections.

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

LGBT housing discrimination in Veraguas

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LGBT housing discrimination in Veraguas is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Veraguas is illegal.

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

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Serving openly in military in Veraguas is n/a.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Veraguas 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 Veraguas

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Conversion therapy in Veraguas is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Veraguas is equal.

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