Plzenský kraj is governed by federal Czech Republic law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Civil unions (limited rights)
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Plzenský kraj

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Homosexual activity in Plzenský kraj is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1962
Legal
Homosexual activity was decriminalized in 1962.
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Same-sex marriage in Plzenský kraj

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Same-sex marriage in Plzenský kraj is civil unions (limited rights).

A new law will be going into effect in 6 months.
Going into effect Jan 1, 2025
Civil unions (marriage rights)
A law that gives registered partnerships the same rights as marriage passed and it will come into effect in 2025.
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Current status
Jul 1, 2006–Jan 1, 2025
Civil unions (limited rights)
The Czech Registered Partnerships have been condemned for not having equal rights to marriage like in some other countries with civil unions. Differences between marriage and registered partnership are: different procedural questions (the ceremony is not the same), no automatic name change, no community property of spouses is created, and no parental rights (no joint-adoption form institutions, no step-parent adoption) etc.
Until Jun 30, 2006
Unrecognized
Before July 1 2006 same-sex couples had no legal recognition in the Czech Republic.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Plzenský kraj

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Plzenský kraj is no censorship.

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

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

A new law will be going into effect in 12 months.
Going into effect Jul 1, 2025
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
The Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss part of a law requiring people to undergo gender-affirmation surgery, including sterilization, in order to officially change their gender. Court said the requirements are “unconstitutional” and “in conflict with the fundamental right of trans people to have protected their physical integrity and personal autonomy in connection with their human dignity.”
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Current status
Jan 1, 1975–Jul 1, 2025
Legal, but requires surgery
A legal change of gender is obtained through the local registry office. This process includes obtaining a new birth certificate or a personal identification number (called a Birth Number) and has been possible since 1975.
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Gender-affirming care in Plzenský kraj

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Gender-affirming care in Plzenský kraj is legal.

Current status
Since 1994
Legal
In 1994, Czech Republic adopted the ICD-10 classification, which contains codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, which authorize the initiation of medical transition.
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Legal, but restricted for minors
In 1997, Czechoslovakia adopted the ICD-9 classification, which included codes allowing for the diagnosis of transsexualism in adults.
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Restricted
In 1971, Czechoslovakia legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Until 1971
Banned
Medical transition is not possible
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Plzenský kraj

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
The Czech Republic does not currently recognize non-binary identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Plzenský kraj

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LGBT discrimination in Plzenský kraj is illegal.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 2009
Illegal
All discrimination (about the LGBT) are banned in Czech Republic
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LGBT employment discrimination in Plzenský kraj

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LGBT employment discrimination in Plzenský kraj is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Plzenský kraj

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LGBT housing discrimination in Plzenský kraj is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT Housing discrimination are illegal
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Same-sex adoption in Plzenský kraj

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Same-sex adoption in Plzenský kraj is single only.

A new law will be going into effect in 6 months.
Going into effect Jan 1, 2025
Second parent adoption only
The new law on registered partnerships also allows gay couples to adopt their partner’s child.
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Current status
Jan 1, 2014–Jan 1, 2025
Single only
Law no. 89/2012 Sb § 800 allows individuals to adopt children.
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Until 2014
Illegal
The Czech Republic does not currently allow gay couples to adopt, as adoption is reserved for married couples only and gay couples are not legally able to get married in the country.
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Intersex infant surgery in Plzenský kraj

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Intersex infant surgery in Plzenský kraj is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no official ban on unnecessary sex reassignment operations in infants in Czech Republic.
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Serving openly in military in Plzenský kraj

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Serving openly in military in Plzenský kraj is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to research by The Palm Center, "homosexuality is not considered a liability for enlistment. All citizens are required to serve, regardless of sexual orientation. Act No. l 218/1999 Coll. (Military Act) stipulates military service 'for all citizens of the Czech Republic, regardless of sexual orientation.'"
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Blood donations by MSMs in Plzenský kraj

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Blood donations by MSMs in Plzenský kraj is banned (1-year deferral).

A new law will be going into effect in 9 days.
Going into effect Jul 1, 2024
Legal
The Ministry of Health in the Czech Republic is revising its blood donation guidelines for hospitals. They are eliminating the automatic exclusion of men who have sex with men from donating blood. Gender and sexual orientation will no longer affect a person's eligibility to donate blood.
Current status
Until Jul 1, 2024
Banned (1-year deferral)
Gay and bisexual men are allowed to donate blood in the Czech Republic following a one-year deferral period.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2017051…//www.gmhc.org/news-and-events/press-releases/gay-mens-health-crisis-calls-for-risk-based-screening-for-blood-donors-at-fda-meeting
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Conversion therapy in Plzenský kraj

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Conversion therapy in Plzenský kraj is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Currently Not criminalized or regulated. Attitude of homosexuality as a disease is still commonplace.
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Equal age of consent in Plzenský kraj

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Equal age of consent in Plzenský kraj is equal.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 1990
Equal
The age of consent in Czech Republic is 15 years for both heterosexual and homosexual individuals.