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LGBT Rights in Lara state

The laws displayed for Lara are the same as Venezuela.
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Lara

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Homosexual activity in Lara 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 This act was repealed in 1997.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 Lara

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Same-sex marriage in Lara is unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned.

Current status
Since Dec 30, 1999
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Article 77 of the constitution states that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. It also limits de facto unions to opposite-sex couples only.

Article 77 of the Constitution reads as follows:
¬ęMarriage between a man a woman, which is based on free consent and absolute equality of rights and obligations of the spouses, is protected. A stable de facto union between a man and a woman which meets the requirements established by law shall have the same effects as marriage.¬Ľ
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lara

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lara 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 Lara

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Right to change legal gender in Lara is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Not possible. required legalization per 2018 IACHR ruling.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lara

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Venezuela does not recognize genders other than male and female.
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LGBT discrimination in Lara

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LGBT discrimination in Lara 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 Lara

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LGBT employment discrimination in Lara is sexual orientation only.

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 Lara

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

Current status
Since 2011
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Article 5 of the Law for the Regulation and Control of Housing Leasing, enacted in 2011, bans discrimination and provides protection to those who are especially vulnerable, or vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, among others.
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Same-sex adoption in Lara

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

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Serving openly in military in Lara is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Since Mar 16, 2023
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
The Supreme Court of Justice annulled section 565 of the Military Justice Code, which previously banned same-sex sexual activity in armed forces. The court found that the law was incompatible with the Constitution and international agreements on human rights. However, transgender people were not explicitly mentioned in the ruling.
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Until Mar 16, 2023
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The military will not permit service to open LGBT members
Sources:
Military law in the venezuelan constitution
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lara

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Blood donations by MSMs in Lara is legal.

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

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Conversion therapy in Lara is not banned.

Current status
Since Feb 15, 2018
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Lara

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Equal age of consent in Lara is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1998
Equal
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