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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    Unknown
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #53 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(53.7%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (42.8%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #58 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(74.9%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (6.7%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #55 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(61.4%) Disagree
Agree (10.1%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #6 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(74%) Oppose
Favor (26%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)

Ranked #12 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement is most similar to your point of view–even if it does not precisely match your opinion. 1 Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR 2 Homosexuality should not be accepted by society"

(85%) No
Yes (12%)

By The Numbers

78%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
19%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Romania

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Homosexual activity in Romania is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2001
Legal
The last section of the law that criminalizes public manifestation of homosexuality was repealed.
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Same-sex marriage in Romania

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Same-sex marriage in Romania is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
The Civil Code defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. There is no recognition of same-sex couples. However, there is no constitutional ban of same-sex marriage.
Sources:
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission: iglhrc.org/content/romania-…
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Jan 1, 2018–Sep 8, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Civil partnership proposed. Romania court ruled that same sex couples must have partner benefits. Gay Unions and Gay marriage pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Romania

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Romania is no censorship.

Current status
Since Jun 22, 2001
No censorship
"Article 200" in Romania was repealed in 2001.
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Right to change legal gender in Romania

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Right to change legal gender in Romania is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 1996
Ambiguous
Legislation about the procedures necessary for name changes refers to the obligation to get a final court decision before changing one’s sex. However, law and procedure are unclear beyond this and consequently people seeking to change their sex undergo a long and painful process.
Sources:
This report from ACCEPT, IGLHRC, and ILGA-Europe to the United Nations Human Rights Council : google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=…

art. 43.i of this law : google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=…
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Jan 1, 1996–Sep 10, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
As of Oct 2016. Missing non binary options.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1996, it has been possible for someone who has gone through sex reassignment surgery to legally change their sex in their official documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Romania

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LGBT discrimination in Romania is illegal.

Current status
Since Aug 31, 2002
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Romania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Romania is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
The article 16 of the Constitution provides that all citizens are equal without any privilege or discrimination, but does not specity anything about sexual orientation.
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Jan 1, 2017–Jun 14, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the revision of the Romanian criminal code.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Romania

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LGBT housing discrimination in Romania is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Aug 31, 2002
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Romanian Criminal Code.
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Same-sex adoption in Romania

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Same-sex adoption in Romania is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Romania

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Romania is legal.

Current status
Legal
Sources:
Hague Centre for Strategic Studies - projects.hcss.nl/monitor/88/
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Blood donations by MSMs in Romania

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Romania currently bans men who have had sex with men from donating blood, due to a presumed higher risk of infection with STDs. As of January 2008, there is a law in public debate, aiming to remove the ban on men who have had sex with men from donating blood.
Added by AlexandruM  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Romania

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Conversion therapy in Romania is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No laws in place outlawing this.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Romania

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Equal age of consent in Romania is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2000
Equal
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LGBT Rights by City

View the LGBT laws in each individual city of Romania.