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    Homosexuality
    Varies by Region
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Other punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    Varies by Region
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History

Homosexual activity in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Homosexual activity in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is varies by region.

Current status
Since May 27, 1993
Varies by Region
Homosexuality became legal in Russia in May 27, 1993. Now at the moment, homosexuality is legal except 1 region-Chechnya.

On November 30, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the LGBT movement as extremist and banned it. However, according to the court's decision, this does not concern the private life of LGBT people, but more concerns LGBT activists, it is also prohibited to use LGBT symbols and demonstrate them. It is not forbidden to make a coming out. This is accurate information, as the data has been studied in ILGA and this statement by LGBT human rights organizations and lawyers.
Mar 7, 1934–May 27, 1993
Male illegal, female legal
In 1933, the Soviet government under Stalin recriminalised sex between men. On 7 March 1934, Article 121 was added to the criminal code for the entire Soviet Union that expressly prohibited only male homosexuality, with up to five years of hard labour in prison. There were no criminal statutes regarding sex between women
Dec 30, 1917–Mar 7, 1934
Legal
Homosexuality decriminilsied but considered an illness
Sources:
politicalaffairs.net/the-co…

prlib.ru/en/history/619858#:~:text=In%20January%20of%201924%20the,a%20citizen%20of%20the%20USSR.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-41737330
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Same-sex marriage in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Same-sex marriage in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is banned.

Current status
Since Mar 16, 2020
Banned
The federal laws of Russia do not allow for same-sex unions of any kind, and the Russian constitution has defined marriage as a union strictly between a man and woman since 2020.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is other punishment.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2023
Other punishment
“Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle almost impossible.”

“Under the new law, which still needs the approval of the upper house of parliament and President Vladimir Putin, any action or information that is considered an attempt to promote homosexuality - whether in public, online, or in films, books or advertising - could incur a heavy fine.”

After recognizing the LGBT movement as extremist in Russia, the government put more pressure on activists than on the private lives of LGBT people themselves. This has completely limited the freedom of expression for LGBT people. After recognizing LGBT as extremist, the demonstration of the LGBT flag became prohibited and because of this, you can get a fine of up to 2000 rubles or arrest for up to 15 days, and if you repeat the demonstration, criminal liability in the form of imprisonment for up to 4 years. However, imprisonment is applied only in case of demonstration of LGBT symbols, for everything else people are punished with fines.
Jun 11, 2013–Nov 30, 2023
Fine as punishment
In 2013, Russia introduced a law known as "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" (known worldwide as the "gay propaganda law") which prohibits the promotion of homosexual topics. According to the Russian government, this law is aimed to "protect" children from being exposed to homosexuality, since it goes against "traditional family values." Foreigners who break this law can be arrested and detained for up to 15 days (or fined up to 5,000 rubles) and then deported.
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Right to change legal gender in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Right to change legal gender in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2023
Illegal
The upper house of Russia’s parliament unanimously approved a bill outlawing gender-affirming care and legal gender change. It also annuls marriages in which one person has “changed gender” and bars transgender people from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
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Nov 15, 19972018
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender people are able to change their gender on identification documents after being issued a document from a health institution confirming the surgical requirements.
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Apr 5, 1972–Nov 15, 1997
Legal, but requires surgery
after the sex reassignment surgery that took place in September 17, 1970, a transgender man changed his legal gender and name.
Six months after change legal gender, he became a husband.
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Gender-affirming care in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Gender-affirming care in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is banned.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2023
Banned
On July 24th, 2023, Vladimir Putin signed legislation into law that bans “medical interventions aimed at changing the sex of a person.”
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1999–Jul 24, 2023
Legal
In 1999, Russia 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 1983, transsexualism began to be professionally diagnosed in the Soviet Union, which allowed the prescription of hormone therapy
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Restricted
In 1926, the Soviet Union's Ministry of Internal Affairs legalized sex reassignment surgery
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is not legally recognized.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2023
Not legally recognized
Since gender-affirming care and legal sex change are outlawed in Russia, there's no legal non-binary gender recognition. Neither are intersex people recognized by law
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LGBT discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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LGBT discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is no protections.

Current status
Since 1993
No protections
No protection against discrimination.

LGBT employment discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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LGBT employment discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Article 3 of the Labour Code prohibits employment discrimination but does not explicitly mention sexual
orientation or gender identity. Several prominent people including a TV news anchor have been fired for coming out, although some people have successfully challenged discriminatory dismissal.

LGBT housing discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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LGBT housing discrimination in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2016
No protections
Russia has no protections for housing discrimination, President Putin has supported laws to censor Russian LGBTQ media and laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Same-sex adoption in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is single only.

Current status
Since Jul 24, 2023
Single only
Single homosexuals are allowed to adopt, but banned for transgender people.
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Jul 2, 2013–Jul 24, 2023
Single only
Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to adopt.
Until Jul 2, 2013
Illegal
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Wednesday banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples, as part of an increasingly conservative agenda the Kremlin is pursuing since his return to power.
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Intersex infant surgery in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Intersex infant surgery in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no official ban on unnecessary sex reassignment operations in infants in Russia.
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Serving openly in military in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Serving openly in military in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2003
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Open homosexuals still serve in the military.

Blood donations by MSMs in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Blood donations by MSMs in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 16, 2008
Legal
In 2008, Russia repealed its ban against gay people donating blood. The law was signed in effect on April 16, 2008 by Tatyana Golikova, the minister of Russia's Health and Social Development department
Sep 14, 2001–Apr 16, 2008
Banned (indefinite deferral)
On September 14, 2001, the Russian Ministry of Health announced that men who have sex with men would be considered part of the "HIV high-risk groups," along with prostitutes and drug addicts.

Conversion therapy in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Conversion therapy in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not condemned. As well, the attitude that homosexuality is a disease is widespread.
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Equal age of consent in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika

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Equal age of consent in Severnaya Osetiya, Respublika is varies by region.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1997
Varies by Region
The age of consent in Russia is 16 for same-sex couples. However, in Chechnya, the age of consent is N/A because homosexuality is de facto illegal there.
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