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Country

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

Homosexual activity in Scotland

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Homosexual activity in Scotland is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2000
Legal
Equalised age of consent to 16
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Jan 1, 1981–Jan 1, 2000
Legal
For sex between men aged 21 or over.
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Same-sex marriage in Scotland

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Same-sex marriage in Scotland is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2014
Legal
MSPs voted by 105 to 18 in favour of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.
Establishes belief ceremonies, such as humanist ceremonies as a "third form of marriage", alongside religious and civil events.
Allowing transgender people to stay married, rather than having to get divorced, when obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate.
Amended guidance on the teaching of the issue in schools.
The first same-sex marriages were allowed to take place December 16, 2014.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Scotland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Scotland is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Apr 4, 2005
Legal, but requires surgery
The Act gives transsexual people legal recognition as members of the sex appropriate to their gender (male or female) allowing them to acquire a new birth certificate, affording them full recognition of their acquired sex in law for all purposes, including marriage.
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Apr 4, 2005–Sep 16, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Scotland

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Scotland is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Scotland

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LGBT discrimination in Scotland is illegal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Illegal
The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.

The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Scotland

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

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee on the grounds of many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Scotland

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

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Equality Act 2010 made it illegal for any public or private landlord to discriminate against tenants due to many things, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Same-sex adoption in Scotland

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Same-sex adoption in Scotland is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 28, 2009
Legal
Either single or coupled LGBT people can adopt children.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Scotland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Scotland is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 12, 2000
Legal
The British military actively recruits gay men and lesbians, all three services have deployed recruiting teams to gay pride events, and punishes any instance of intolerance or bullying. The Royal Navy advertises for recruits in gay magazines and has allowed gay sailors to hold civil partnership ceremonies on board ships and, since 2006, to march in full naval uniform at a gay pride marches. British Army and Royal Air Force personnel could march but had to wear civilian clothes until 2008, now all military personnel are permitted to attend Gay Pride marches in uniform.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Scotland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Scotland is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 14, 2021
Legal
In line with UK rules.
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Nov 7, 2017–Jun 13, 2021
Banned (3-month deferral)
3 month deferral. Changes pending.
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Jan 2011–Nov 7, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
In 2011 the rules were relaxed from a lifetime ban to a year ban.
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1980–Nov 2011
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Prior to November 2011, a lifetime ban was in place for MSM
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Conversion therapy in Scotland

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Conversion therapy in Scotland is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending UK Wide.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Scotland

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Equal age of consent in Scotland is equal.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2000
Equal
The age of consent is 16 (or 18 for those in a position of authority) for all couples.
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