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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #17 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(42%) No
Yes (51%)

History

Homosexual activity in Venezuela

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Homosexual activity in Venezuela is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 5, 1997
Legal
Even though homosexuality was not directly illegal, a law regarding Vagrants and Thugs could have indirectly punished LGBT community. This act was repealed in 1997.
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Same-sex marriage in Venezuela

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Same-sex marriage in Venezuela is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Dec 30, 1999
Unrecognized
Article 77 of the constitution states that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. There are no specific penalty related to same sex cohabitation however.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Venezuela

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Venezuela is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Venezuela is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Not possible. required legalization per 2018 IACHR ruling
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LGBT discrimination in Venezuela

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LGBT discrimination in Venezuela is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Apr 30, 2012
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation is protected from employment discrimination in the most recently passed law on labor in Venezuela. (Although it has been protected in some form or other since 1996)
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Apr 30, 2012–Jun 7, 2018
Illegal
All discrimination is illegal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Venezuela

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LGBT employment discrimination in Venezuela is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Apr 30, 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
All discrimination is illegal. As well same sex activity is legal.
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Current status
Since Apr 30, 2012
Sexual orientation only
Labour law protects sexual minority individuals from discrimination. Gender identity is not explicitly stated however.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Venezuela

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LGBT housing discrimination in Venezuela is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
There are no specific protections yet there can be exceptions depending on the case.
Sources:
No article especifically for LGTB protection is found in the constitution.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Venezuela

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Venezuela is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
The military will not permit service to open LGTB members
Sources:
Military law in the venezuelan constitution
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Same-sex adoption in Venezuela

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Same-sex adoption in Venezuela is single only.

Current status
Single only
Single parents may adopt but same-sex couples won't be recognized as guardians therefore can't adopt
Sources:
Venezuelan Constitution
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Equal age of consent in Venezuela

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Equal age of consent in Venezuela is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Equal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Venezuela

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Blood donations by MSMs in Venezuela is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 18, 2017
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Venezuela

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Conversion therapy in Venezuela is not banned.

Current status
Since Feb 15, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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