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Outlying Area

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Unknown
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #18 out of 79 countries 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?"

(12.5%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (87.5%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #24 out of 79 countries 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."

(33.5%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (40%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #7 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(15.7%) Disagree
Agree (66.3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Puerto Rico

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Homosexual activity in Puerto Rico is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico

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Same-sex marriage in Puerto Rico is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 26, 2015
Legal
Puerto Rico legalizes gay marriage after US Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Shortly after the ruling, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, signed an executive order requiring government agencies to be compliant with the ruling.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Puerto Rico

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Puerto Rico is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Puerto Rico

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2018. Missing non binary option on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Puerto Rico

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Puerto Rico is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Puerto Rico

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LGBT discrimination in Puerto Rico is illegal.

Current status
Since May 29, 2013
Illegal
as being a territory of USA.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Puerto Rico

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LGBT employment discrimination in Puerto Rico is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
As being a territory of USA. US laws apply.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Puerto Rico

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LGBT housing discrimination in Puerto Rico is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since May 29, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Law does not protect against property rentals.
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Same-sex adoption in Puerto Rico

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Same-sex adoption in Puerto Rico is single only.

Current status
Single only
Any individual may adopt, but only different-sex couples may joint-adopt.

Second-parent adoption is not permitted via case law.
Sources:
www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/puerto-rico
Ex Parte A.A.R., 2008 WL 4673279 (T.C.A. Aug 29, 2008)
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Jan 1, 2018–Jan 28, 2018
Legal
Same sex marriage couples and singles can adopt in Puerto Rico since 2018 with the new modification to the 2009 adoption law.
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Jan 1, 2015–Feb 26, 2017
Legal
as being a Territory of USA under federal law. as well as state laws.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Puerto Rico

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Puerto Rico is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Puerto Rico

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Blood donations by MSMs in Puerto Rico is legal.

Current status
Legal
No deferall
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Conversion therapy in Puerto Rico

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Conversion therapy in Puerto Rico is unknown.


Mar 27, 2019–Mar 27, 2019
Banned
It was banned since 2019 by executive order due to the mental issues people suffered from these conversion therapies .
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Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Puerto Rico

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Equal age of consent in Puerto Rico is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2004
Equal
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