Markissik Editor

Marcus, 23 yo, he/him, nonbinary gay. Have been learning LGBTQI+ legal issues worldwide for several years. Like making predictions for future legal changes.
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Markissik edited an entry in Russia.
"Since "LGBT movement" was recognised as "extremist""
Censorship of LGBT Issues: Imprisonment as punishment from Nov 30, 2023 to now.
“Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT lifestyle…
Markissik edited an entry in Norway.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Apr 1, 2017 to Jan 1, 2024.
In 2016 the Norwegian Directorate of Health decided that from April 2017 MSMs and men who had sold themselves sexually would be accepted as blood donors, provided that there had been at least 12…
Markissik edited an entry in Switzerland.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Nov 29, 2017 to Nov 1, 2023.
In early May 2017, the National Council approved a motion calling on all restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood to be lifted. According to the National Council, only risky behaviour…
Markissik added an entry in Switzerland.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Nov 1, 2023 to now.
New blood donation rules are now based on an updated risk assessment of various sexual behaviours and are equally applied to all people regardless of sexual orientation.
Markissik edited an entry in Libya.
"Date is unknown "
Same-sex adoption: Illegal from past to now.
Homosexuality is still illegal there. No laws in place for same sex couples.
Markissik edited an entry in Oaxaca.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to Nov 11, 2021.
No conversion therapy law in mexico so is Not banned
Sources: No sources
Markissik added an entry in Oaxaca.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Nov 11, 2021 to now.
The Legislature of the Oaxaca Congress established that anyone who forces a person to receive a conversion therapy will be punished with jail.
Markissik edited an entry in Nuevo León.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to Dec 21, 2022.
Mexico doesnt have conversion therapy law so is Not banned
Sources: No sources
Markissik added an entry in Nuevo León.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Dec 21, 2022 to now.
By unanimous vote, the Plenary of the local Congress approved a reform to article 204 of the Penal Code of the State of Nuevo León in order to sanction from two to five years in prison whoever…
Markissik edited an entry in Sinaloa.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to Jul 27, 2023.
Mexico doesnt have conversion therapy law so is Not banned
Sources: No sources
Markissik added an entry in Sinaloa.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Jul 27, 2023 to now.
The Sinaloa deputies voted in favor of penalizing conversion practices.
Markissik edited an entry in Querétaro.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to Jun 29, 2023.
Mexico doesnt have conversion therapy law so is Not banned
Sources: No sources
Markissik added an entry in Querétaro.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Jun 29, 2023 to now.
Those who carry out conversion practices will be sentenced to 2 to 6 years in prison.
Markissik edited an entry in Russia.
"The status Single only is not accurate in the context when single LGB people can adopt, but single transgender people cannot. In my opinion, this status should be trans inclusive, and therefore this is AMBIGUOUS. Please, don't change it without discussion "
Same-sex adoption: Ambiguous from Jul 19, 2023 to now.
Transgender people, even single, are now barred from becoming foster or adoptive parents.
Markissik edited an entry in Russia.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Same-sex adoption: Single only from Jul 2, 2013 to Jul 19, 2023.
Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain…
Markissik added an entry in Russia.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from Jul 24, 2023 to now.
Single homosexuals are allowed to adopt, but banned for transgender people.
Markissik edited an entry in Russia.
"Correcting the date, description and source"
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from Jul 19, 2023 to now.
The upper house of Russia’s parliament unanimously approved a bill outlawing gender-affirming care and legal gender change. It also annuls marriages in which one person has “changed gender”…
Sources: www.pressenterprise.com/2023/07/19/the-upper-house-of-russian-parliament-approves-a-ban-on-gender-changes/
Markissik edited an entry in Estonia.
"Correcting the description after reports "
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Jan 1, 2024 to now.
Estonia's parliament approved a law to legalise same-sex marriage, making it the first post-Soviet country to do so. The law will take effect on January 1, 2024.
Markissik edited an entry in Canada.
"Correcting typo after reports"
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Sep 30, 2022 to now.
After having a 3 month deferral for MSMs to donate blood was deemed unfair, it is now completely legal for MSMs to donate blood with no deferral as long as they have been tested negative for HIV…
Markissik edited an entry in Nepal.
"Well, since changes between M and F markers are not available, it's not actually fully legal, so the best status would be Ambiguous "
Right to change legal gender: Ambiguous from 2013 to now.
Only to a third gender marker "O"; no changes between male "M" and female "F" permitted.
Markissik edited an entry in Nepal.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry "
Same-sex marriage: Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only from Oct 23, 2017 to Jun 28, 2023.
The Supreme Court of Nepal issued its judgement, ruling that under Rule 8(1)(h) of the Immigration Rules a foreign national who submits a valid marriage license with a Nepali citizen is eligible to…
Markissik edited an entry in Mali.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Same-sex marriage: Unrecognized from Dec 30, 2011 to Jun 23, 2023.
Article 280 of the 2011 Family Code states marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Markissik added an entry in Mali.
Same-sex marriage: Banned from Jun 23, 2023 to now.
Malians approved amendments to the constitution in referendum. One of amendments defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman.
Markissik edited an entry in Japan.
"More age-neutral language since Japan has increased its age if consent "
Equal age of consent: Equal from May 3, 1947 to now.
The national age of consent is equal for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. Cities and prefectures may set higher ages of consent.
Markissik edited an entry in .
"Indian Supreme Court doesn't have jurisdiction over it"
: from Jan 1, 1885 to Sep 9, 2018.
8-14 years in prison and fine under Section 365 and under article 365A. Not enforced.
Markissik edited an entry in Estonia.
"Adding the ending date due to the new entry"
Same-sex adoption: Step-child adoption only from Jan 2017 to Jan 1, 2024.
In February of 2017, a lesbian woman successfully adopted her partner’s child. Since then, many other same-sex couples adopted their partners child. In 2020 a same-sex couple adopted a…
Sources: loc.gov/item/global-legal-m…~:text=(Registered%20Partnership%20Act%2C%20%C2%A7%C2%A7,before%20entering%20into%20a%20partnership.
Markissik added an entry in Estonia.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jan 1, 2024 to now.
Estonia's parliament approved a law to legalise same-sex marriage as well as joint adoption by same-sex couples. The law will take effect on January 1, 2024.
Markissik edited an entry in Estonia.
"Correcting the ending date "
Same-sex marriage: Civil unions (marriage rights) from Jan 1, 2016 to Jan 1, 2024.
A civil partnership law was passed and took effect on January 1, 2016.
Markissik edited an entry in Estonia.
"Adding one more source and correcting the date law will came into force "
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Jan 1, 2024 to now.
Estonia's parliament approved a law to legalise same-sex marriage, making it the first central European country to do so. The law will take effect on January 1, 2024.
Markissik edited an entry in Trinidad and Tobago.
"Correcting the start date"
Homosexual activity: Legal from Apr 12, 2018 to now.
Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.