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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    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
    Unknown
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #13 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

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

(17%) Not a good place
Good place (71%)

History

Homosexual activity in Uruguay

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Homosexual activity in Uruguay is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 4, 1933
Legal
Homosexual activity is legal according to the Uruguay Penal Code.
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Same-sex marriage in Uruguay

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Same-sex marriage in Uruguay is legal.

Current status
Since Apr 10, 2013
Legal
Same-sex marriage became legal in Uruguay after the passing of the Equal Marriage Act. Uruguay became the twelfth country in the world to legalize gay marriage and the second Latin American country, after Argentina.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Uruguay

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Uruguay is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Oct 13, 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
Individuals above the age of 12 are able to change their name on all official documents, from birth certificates to passports, to reflect the gender of their choice.
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LGBT discrimination in Uruguay

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LGBT discrimination in Uruguay is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 15, 2003
Illegal
In 2003 Discrimination protection was extended to Sexual orientation and Gender identity in the penal code. In 2004, an official anti-discrimination bill was passed that includes provisions for sexual orientations and gender identities
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LGBT employment discrimination in Uruguay

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

Current status
Since Aug 18, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Uruguay

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

Current status
Since Aug 18, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Uruguay

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Same-sex adoption in Uruguay is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 10, 2009
Legal
In 2009, Uruguay became the first Latin American country to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Uruguay

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Uruguay is legal.

Current status
Since 2009
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Uruguay

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Blood donations by MSMs in Uruguay is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex
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Conversion therapy in Uruguay

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Conversion therapy in Uruguay is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Uruguay

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Equal age of consent in Uruguay is equal.

Current status
Since Dec 4, 1933
Equal
The age of consent in Uruguay is 15 years old regardless of the type of intercourse.
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