LGBT Rights in Zeeland Region

Zeeland is governed by federal Denmark law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Zeeland

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Homosexual activity in Zeeland is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1933
Legal
Homosexuality is legal in Denmark.
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Same-sex marriage in Zeeland

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Same-sex marriage in Zeeland is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2012
Legal
Since June 15, 2012, Denmark has recognised both homosexual and heterosexual marriages. Denmark was the eighth country in Europe, and the eleventh in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
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Oct 1, 1989–Jun 14, 2012
Civil unions (marriage rights)
Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions as the Danish Registered Partnership Act goes into effect.

"Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered."
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Zeeland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Zeeland is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Sep 5, 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
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Until Sep 5, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
By Danish naming-legislation, a man cannot have a woman's name, or vice versa, however trans people are allowed to change their gender after they get diagnosed with gender dysphoria and have sex riassignement surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Zeeland

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Zeeland is recognized.

Current status
Since Sep 12, 2014
Recognized
The Danish government allows the 'X' gender marker in passports.
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Until 2014
Not legally recognized
Non-binary people are not allowed to change their gender in Denmark.
Sources:
Before 2014 they were only two legally recognized genders in Denmark: male and female.
retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/…
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Until 2014
Not legally recognized
Non-binary people are not allowed to change their gender in Denmark.
Sources:
Before 2014 they were only two legally recognized genders in Denmark: male and female.
retsinformation.dk/eli/lta/…
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LGBT discrimination in Zeeland

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LGBT discrimination in Zeeland is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Illegal
There is protection against discrimination at court in the criminal code.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Zeeland

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Employment Discrimination illegal.
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Until Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation only
Labour code affords sexual orientation as a ground for protection
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LGBT housing discrimination in Zeeland

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Zeeland

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Same-sex adoption in Zeeland is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 19, 2009
Legal
At the time, gay couples were allowed to have civil unions and thus was able to apply as a couple.
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Serving openly in military in Zeeland

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Serving openly in military in Zeeland is legal.

Current status
Since 1987
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Zeeland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Zeeland is banned (less than 6-month deferral).

Current status
Since Mar 2020
Banned (less than 6-month deferral)
In March 2020, the life-time ban was reduced to a 4 month deferral period.
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1988–Mar 2020
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1988, Denmark had a life-time ban on blood donations for men who have sex with men.
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Conversion therapy in Zeeland

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Conversion therapy in Zeeland is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to ILGA, laws in force in Denmark do not regulate or restrict conversion therapies.
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Equal age of consent in Zeeland

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Equal age of consent in Zeeland is equal.

Current status
Equal
Equal at 15 years of age.
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