Humarezft Editor

Hello! I am non-binary and I live in Paraguay. I am updating the section of that country every time when changes are made to LGBTQIA+ rights in Paraguay.
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Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (indefinite deferral) from past to now.
Those who have "risk behavior for sexually transmitted diseases" cannot donate blood.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
LGBT discrimination: No protections from Nov 23, 2014 to 2016.
In 2007, senators Carlos Filizzola and Miguel Abdón Saguier presented the “Bill Against All Forms of Discrimination”, which presents sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories. In November 2014, after 7 years of being presented, the Senate rejected and definitively archived the project, with 21 votes against, 17 in favor, one abstention and six absences.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Serving openly in military: Don't Ask, Don't Tell from Jun 17, 2010 to now.
In June 2010, the Chamber of Deputies rejected, by 42 votes against and 4 in favor, a bill that would have prohibited the entry of homosexuals into the Public Force, which consists of the military and the police forces.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Serving openly in military: Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned from past to now.
There is no official prohibition that prevents the entry of lesbians, gays and bisexuals to the ranks of the Armed Forces and the National Police. Transgender people are not mentioned, but it is more notorious that they are prohibited by the Armed Forces and the National Police based on their gender identity due to the lack of legal protections and a Gender Identity law.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Same-sex adoption: Illegal from Apr 17, 2020 to now.
Current Adoption Laws (Law No. 6486/Law No. 1136) do not explicitly prohibit single people from adopting regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. However, Paraguay has declared itself a "Pro-Family and Pro-Life" country and they do not allow and ignore adoptions requested by LGBTQIAP+ people.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Same-sex adoption: Illegal from past to now.
Adoption Law No. 1136 allows adoption by single persons. There are no laws that explicitly prohibit people from adopting based on their sexual identity. Paraguay is a "pro-family" country, so it is constant in censoring and excluding non-traditional families.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
LGBT discrimination: No protections from past to now.
Specific laws and decrees contemplate in their articles the prohibition of discrimination or protection based on sexual orientation or gender identity, however there have been many cases of discrimination and homophobic violence that have been ignored by the authorities.
Humarezft edited an entry in Spain.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from Dec 22, 2022 to now.
The trans law mentions that when registering the birth of the intersex newborn, the mention of the sex can be blank for a maximum period of one year (it also prohibits surgeries for intersex people up to 12 years of age). This recognizes the rights of Intersex people, but there is still no recognition of any non-binary identity in official documents.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from past to now.
In January 2022 there were cases of "pro-life and pro-families" and other conservative groups expressing their complaint about the "indefinite sex" option on the birth certificate of babies/children with congenital malformations, conjoined twins, hermaphrodites, extremely premature or intersex. In any case, despite having an "indefinite" sex in certain official identity documents, all newborn intersex people must have their sex marked as "Male or Female" which will be defined by their Parents in the end, thus demolishing every type of gender identity different from that of Man or Woman.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from past to now.
The Paraguayan Penal Code contains the criminal category of "homosexual acts with minors" (article 138). This criminal type punishes any person of legal age who "performs sexual acts with a person of the same sex" from "14 to 16 years" and establishes a custodial sentence of up to two years or a penalty fee. Which means that the age of consent for same-sex relationships is 17.
Humarezft edited an entry in Paraguay.
Same-sex marriage: Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned from Dec 18, 1991 to now.
Constitutional Ban.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues: State-enforced from Oct 5, 2017 to now.
On 5 October 2017, the Minister of Education and Science Enrique Riera signed Resolution N° 29664, which prohibits the use of printed and digital materials referring to "gender theory and/or ideology" in educational institutions. Enrique Riera later said he would volunteer to "burn the books in a public square if they contained gender ideology". The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expressed its concern about the decision and declared that "these types of measures represent a serious omission of the duty of the State to protect children from all forms of violence and discrimination, in all spheres, and especially in school".