Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Legal, but banned for minors
    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
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Workplace Discrimination

LGBTQ employees disguised or hid the fact they were LGBT at work last year
Trans people have been the target of negative comments or onduct from their work colleagues because of their identity
Bi people aren't out to anyone at work
LGBT people say they were encourage to hide or disguise they were LGBT by a work collegue

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History

Homosexual activity in Wales

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Homosexual activity in Wales is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 27, 1967
Legal
Age of consent equalised on November 20th 2000
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Same-sex marriage in Wales

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Same-sex marriage in Wales is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 17, 2013
Legal
Legal from March 13th 2014
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Dec 5, 2005–-0001
Civil unions (marriage rights)
The law still allows both same sex couples and straight couples to form civil unions as of December 2, 2019.
Sources:
legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/20…

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marri…~:text=Sets%20out%20the%20short%20title,or%20Secretary%20of%20State%20appoints.

parliament.uk/about/living-…
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Wales

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Wales is no censorship.

Current status
Since Nov 18, 2003
No censorship
In Wales, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Wales

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Right to change legal gender in Wales is legal, but requires medical diagnosis.

Current status
Since Apr 4, 2005
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
As in United Kingdom
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Gender-affirming care in Wales

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Gender-affirming care in Wales is legal, but banned for minors.

Current status
Since Jun 3, 2024
Legal, but banned for minors
On May 29th 2024, the UK voted to "close the loophole" by banning private care physicians as well as prescribers registered in the European Economic Area or Switzerland from prescribing puberty blockers to children for gender incongruence. This measure also applies to Wales and Scotland. Those who already had a prescription can continue their treatment.

This measure is set to last from June 3rd until September 3rd, but could be extended.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Wales

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

Current status
Since Feb 10, 2004
Not legally recognized
Due to the fact that the UK does not recognise non-binary gender identity, Wales does not currently recognise non-binary gender identity
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LGBT discrimination in Wales

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LGBT discrimination in Wales is illegal.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Illegal
All discrimination illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Wales

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

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
All discrimination is illegal
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LGBT housing discrimination in Wales

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

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
All discrimination is illegal
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Same-sex adoption in Wales

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Same-sex adoption in Wales is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 7, 2002
Legal
As in the UK, IVF treatment is available for lesbian couples too.
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Intersex infant surgery in Wales

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Intersex infant surgery in Wales is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Wales

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Serving openly in military in Wales is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 12, 2000
Legal
Defence as part of United Kingdom
Sources:
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/620178.stm
hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/en…"dmdocnumber":["696285"],"itemid":["001-58408"]}
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Blood donations by MSMs in Wales

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Blood donations by MSMs in Wales is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 14, 2021
Legal
Donors of any gender will be asked about their recent sexual activity, and those who have only had one sexual partner within the last 3-months will be eligible to donate.
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Nov 7, 2017–Jun 13, 2021
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
it is a 3 month deferral. As part of UK.
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2011–Nov 7, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
As in England
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Conversion therapy in Wales

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Conversion therapy in Wales is not banned.

Current status
Since Nov 7, 2023
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned within Wales
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Mar 17, 2022–Nov 6, 2023
Ambiguous
United Kingdom banned conversion therapy for sexual orientation only, not gender identity. Wales is however looking at banning the practice entirely, including for gender identity.
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Until Mar 17, 2022
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Wales

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Equal age of consent in Wales is equal.

Current status
Since Nov 30, 2000
Equal
Same as in England.
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