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Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (indefinite deferral) from 1980 to Nov 2011.
Prior to November 2011, a lifetime ban was in place for MSM
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Jan 2011 to Nov 7, 2017.
In 2011 the rules were relaxed from a lifetime ban to a year ban.
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Nov 30, 2000 to now.
The age of consent is 16 (or 18 for those in a position of authority) for all couples.
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires medical diagnosis from Apr 4, 2005 to now.
The Act gives transsexual people legal recognition as members of the sex appropriate to their gender (male or female) allowing them to acquire a new birth certificate, affording them full recognition of their acquired sex in law for all purposes, including marriage.
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal from Oct 1, 2010 to now.
The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament.
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Serving openly in military: Legal from Jan 12, 2000 to now.
The British military actively recruits gay men and lesbians, all three services have deployed recruiting teams to gay pride events, and punishes any instance of intolerance or bullying. The Royal Navy advertises for recruits in gay magazines and has allowed gay sailors to hold civil partnership ceremonies on board ships and, since 2006, to march in full naval uniform at a gay pride marches. British Army and Royal Air Force personnel could march but had to wear civilian clothes until 2008, now all military personnel are permitted to attend Gay Pride marches in uniform.
Grogipher added an entry in Scotland.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Sep 28, 2009 to now.
Either single or coupled LGBT people can adopt children.