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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    Ambiguous
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #49 out of 79 regions 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?"

(46.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (45.8%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #53 out of 79 regions 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."

(62.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (5.6%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #57 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(62.5%) Disagree
Agree (8.4%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #28 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(69%) No
Yes (14%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #14 out of 19 regions 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?"

(85%) Oppose
Favor (9%)

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

Ranked #16 out of 19 regions 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"

(86%) No
Yes (6%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #72 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(53%) Not a good place
Good place (11%)

By The Numbers

78%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
11%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Ukraine

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Homosexual activity in Ukraine is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 12, 1991
Legal
Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Ukraine since 1991.
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Same-sex marriage in Ukraine

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Same-sex marriage in Ukraine is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Aug 2, 2022
Ambiguous
Although the Ukraine Constitution defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, Zelensky said that Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples.
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Until Aug 2, 2022
Unrecognized
In June of 2018, the Ukraine justice ministry said that there is no legal grounds in Ukraine currently for same-sex marriage.

Deputy Justice Minister Natalia Bernatska has said, "To date, no draft laws or government decisions regarding the legalization of same-sex partnerships in civilian or other forms have been developed."
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ukraine

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ukraine is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Ukraine is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Individuals are able to change their gender in Ukraine, however, there is a a requirement that they must be over 25 years old. Ukrainians have said that this process is long and complicated. Ukraine also does not offer non-binary options on official documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ukraine

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Ukraine does not legally recognize a non-binary gender on official documents.
Sources:
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LGBT discrimination in Ukraine

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LGBT discrimination in Ukraine is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 2015
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT discrimination is prohibited at the employment level
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Jun 28, 1996–Nov 12, 2015
No protections
No protections afforded
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ukraine

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ukraine is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Ukraine parliament voted to change the country's labor code to include protection against employment discrimination regardless of "race, colour, political, religious and other beliefs, sex gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic, social and foreign origin, age, health, disability, or suspected presence of HIV/AIDS, family and property status, family responsibilities, place of residence, or participation in a strike."
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ukraine

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

Current status
Since Nov 12, 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Ukrainian Parliament.
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Same-sex adoption in Ukraine

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Same-sex adoption in Ukraine is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 31, 2016
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
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Until Oct 31, 2016
Illegal
Same-sex marriage is not legal, and only married couples can adopt.
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Serving openly in military in Ukraine

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Serving openly in military in Ukraine is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ukraine

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ukraine is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2016
Legal
No deferral.
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Conversion therapy in Ukraine

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Conversion therapy in Ukraine is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No laws outlawing this practice.
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Equal age of consent in Ukraine

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Equal age of consent in Ukraine is equal.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2001
Equal
Age of consent is equal at 16 years old.
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