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LGBT Rights in Respublika Krym Autonomous Republic

Respublika Krym is governed by federal Ukraine law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Varies by Region
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    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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History

Homosexual activity in Respublika Krym

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Homosexual activity in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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Same-sex marriage in Respublika Krym is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Aug 2, 2022
Unrecognized
Although the Ukraine Constitution defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
The country’s president Zelensky stated that Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples in the future.
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Jun 17, 20182022
Not legal
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."

In August 2022, the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine’s government may allow civil partnerships for same-sex couples in the future.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Respublika Krym

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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Right to change legal gender in Respublika Krym is varies by region.

Current status
Since Dec 1, 2016
Varies by Region
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. In Donetsk and other Russian occupied areas, gender change is de facto illegal
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Respublika Krym

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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LGBT discrimination in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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LGBT employment discrimination in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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LGBT housing discrimination in Respublika Krym is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 2015
No protections
like in Poland, Protections in Ukraine are unfortunatley highly limited
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Same-sex adoption in Respublika Krym

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Same-sex adoption in Respublika Krym 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 Respublika Krym

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

Current status
Since Dec 17, 2021
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Under the looming threat from Russia, on Friday December 17, 2021 new legislation was enacted that requires women to register for military service, if they are deemed medically fit for military service, are between the ages of 18 and 60, and work in specific professions. In the event of a major war, this expanded reserve of women would be mobilized as part of the national reserve to serve in a broad range of military specialties. According to earlier legislation, women in certain professions were already required to register for military conscription. However, the recent revision of the law regulating Ukraine's military reserves dramatically expanded the number of professions that qualify for mandatory registration with the armed forces. Now women who are librarians, journalists, musicians, veterinarians, and psychologists, among many other professions, are required to register for military service. Oleksandra Ustinova a member of Ukraine's national parliament stated, "...in [the] current situation, the decision to educate as many people as possible to hold arms and to be ready to serve seems a good one.

All able-bodied male citizens from ages 20–27, must serve either 18 months in the navy or one year in all other services. After serving out the term of service Ukraine's conscripts become part of the inactive reserve and are eligible to be recalled for mobilization until they reach age 55 or age 60 for officers.

Only 23 countries allow Trans Military service, Ukraine is not one of them
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Blood donations by MSMs in Respublika Krym

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Blood donations by MSMs in Respublika Krym is legal.

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

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Conversion therapy in Respublika Krym is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Respublika Krym is equal.

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