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LGBT Rights in Suriname

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal

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History

Homosexual activity in Suriname

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Homosexual activity in Suriname is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 14, 1910
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Suriname

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Same-sex marriage in Suriname is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 2023
Unrecognized
The Constitutional Court of Suriname refused to recognize marriage of same-sex couple which was performed in Argentina. The court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution or Suriname's obligations under the Interamerican Convention on Human Rights.
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Until Feb 1, 2023
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Required to be legalized under 2018 IACHR ruling. Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending. Under 2018
Sources:
www.wikiwand.com


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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Suriname

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Suriname is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Apr 22, 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
A transgender person who wants to change their legal gender in Suriname, must have done the sex reassignment surgery, have a psychological report and open a court case.
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Until Apr 21, 2009
Illegal
There is no law in Suriname to change gender.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Suriname

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
There's not the option of non-binary gender on Suriname gender markers.
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LGBT discrimination in Suriname

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LGBT discrimination in Suriname is illegal.

Current status
Since Mar 30, 2015
Illegal
In 2015, Articles 175(a) and 176 of the Criminal Code (1911) were amended by S.B. 2015 No. 44 to criminalise discrimination and incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation per Article 175, which includes the list of prohibited grounds.
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Nov 25, 19752015
No protections
No protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Suriname

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LGBT employment discrimination in Suriname is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Mar 30, 2015
Sexual orientation only
Articles 176b, 176c and 500a of the Criminal Code bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Suriname

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

Current status
Since Nov 25, 1975
Sexual orientation and gender identity
since 2017
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Same-sex adoption in Suriname

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Same-sex adoption in Suriname is single only.

Current status
Single only
No other laws in place.
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Serving openly in military in Suriname

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Serving openly in military in Suriname is legal.

Current status
Legal
No known prohibitions or special policies in the military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Suriname

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Blood donations by MSMs in Suriname is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Suriname

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Conversion therapy in Suriname is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Equal age of consent in Suriname

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Equal age of consent in Suriname is unequal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1869
Unequal
The age of consent in Suriname is 16 for heterosexuals, and 18 for homosexuals.
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LGBT Rights by District

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