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LGBT Rights in Maldonado Department

Maldonado is governed by federal Uruguay law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    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
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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History

Homosexual activity in Maldonado

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Homosexual activity in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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Same-sex marriage in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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Right to change legal gender in Maldonado is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Oct 18, 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Changing your gender legally no longer requires surgery in Uruguay.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Maldonado

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-binary people are recognized in its definitions by law, but there is no third gender marker option available for ID documents.

However in 2023, the governing council of the University of the Republic (Udelar) in Uruguay has approved the implementation of a non-binary option on their degree titles. The non-binary option allows individuals who do not identify strictly as male or female to be represented accurately on their academic credentials. This decision is significant as it reflects a broader societal shift towards recognizing and respecting non-binary gender identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Maldonado

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LGBT discrimination in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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LGBT employment discrimination in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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LGBT housing discrimination in Maldonado 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 Maldonado

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Same-sex adoption in Maldonado 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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Serving openly in military in Maldonado

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Serving openly in military in Maldonado is legal.

Current status
Since 2009
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Maldonado

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Blood donations by MSMs in Maldonado is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 2020
Legal
From December 16, 2020, the rules changed, and now Gay men can donate blood under the same conditions as the rest of the population.
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Until Dec 16, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Gay and bisexual men could donate blood in Uruguay, provided they hadn't had sex for 12 months.
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Conversion therapy in Maldonado

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Conversion therapy in Maldonado is banned.

Current status
Since 2017
Banned
In 2017, Uruguay implemented a mental health law that covers the ban on conversion therapy.
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Equal age of consent in Maldonado

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Equal age of consent in Maldonado 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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