Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Recent studies in Romania have revealed a prevalence of resistance towards LGBTQ+ rights.

Romania Surveys

Orthodox Christian Support for Church's Position of Refusing to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

78%
Support
19%
Oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Romania

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Homosexual activity in Romania is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2001
Legal
Legal since 2001
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Same-sex marriage in Romania

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Same-sex marriage in Romania is banned.

Current status
Since 2009
Banned
The so called Civil Code (Law no. 287/2009) places a statutory ban on same-sex marriage in Romania.
Added by Marius  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Until 2008
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. Attempt to out-law gay marriage in October of 2018 failed.
Sources:
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission: iglhrc.org/content/romania-…

reuters.com/article/us-roma…
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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
No censorship
There is no restrictions for LGBTQ topics in Romania
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Right to change legal gender in Romania

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1996, it has been possible for someone who has gone through sex reassignment surgery to change their sex in their documents
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Jan 3, 19301995
Illegal
It is illegal to change the sex.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Romania

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Romania does not recognize non-binary gender identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Romania

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LGBT discrimination in Romania is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 2000
Illegal in some contexts
While anti-discrimination laws may apply to transgender individuals in Romania, only sexual orientation is stated in their constitution.

"Anti-discrimination legislation sanctions ‘any difference, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, nationality, ethnic origin, language, religion, social status, beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic disease, HIV positive status, belonging to a disadvantaged group or any other criterion, aiming to or resulting in a restriction or prevention of the equal recognition, use or exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social and cultural field or in any other fields of public life.'"
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Romania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Romania is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Dec 2, 2000
Sexual orientation only
Transgenders have yet to receive discrimination protections in employment. Something Ilga Europe advices Romania to do
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LGBT housing discrimination in Romania

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

Current status
Since Dec 2, 2000
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Housing discrimination is illegal against all LGBT people
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Same-sex adoption in Romania

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Same-sex adoption in Romania is single only.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 2023
Single only
2 or more same-sex couples cannot adopt. A gay man who is not in a relationship can adopt.
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Until Jan 2023
Ambiguous
It is unknown in Romania if same sex couples can adopt
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Serving openly in military in Romania

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Serving openly in military in Romania is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are allowed, transgenders are not. Only 22 countries allow trans service, Romania is not one of them
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 legal.

Current status
Since Jan 15, 2008
Legal
The first version of the questionnaire stated that male homosexuals, African citizens from countries infected with malaria, uneducated people, as well as other categories of people cannot donate blood in Romania. After the hearings of the Council for Combating Discrimination, the Ministry of Health removed the questions considered discriminatory from the questionnaire.
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Until Jan 15, 2008
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Before 2008, MSMs were banned from donating blood in Romania
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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.
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Equal age of consent in Romania

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Equal age of consent in Romania is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent of 16 years is equal for everyone.
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