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_it4_ added an entry in Peru.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal from May 2017 to now.
According to Articles 46 and 323 of the Penal Code, the decree issued in 2017 outlawing discrimination, incitement to discrimination, and hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still in effect.
_it4_ edited an entry in Peru.
LGBT discrimination: No protections from Oct 31, 1993 to May 2017.
Even though the constitution states that people should not be discriminated due to "any reasons", there are no specific provision for sexual orientations or gender identities.
_it4_ edited an entry in Serbia.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Mar 26, 2009 to now.
On 26 March 2009, Parliament approved a unified anti-discrimination law, known as the Anti-Discrimination Act of 2009, which prohibits, among other categories, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status in all areas.
_it4_ added an entry in Barbados.
Homosexual activity: Legal from Dec 12, 2022 to now.
In December 2022, the courts ruled Barbados' laws against buggery and "gross indecency" were unconstitutional and struck them from the Sexual Offences Act.
Sources: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGB…~:text=Lesbian%2C%20gay%2C%20bisexual%20and%20transgender,from%20the%20Sexual%20Offences%20Act.
_it4_ edited an entry in Barbados.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment) from past to Dec 12, 2022.
The law is rarely, if ever enforced. Decriminalization pending.
_it4_ edited an entry in Sonora.
Equal age of consent: Equal from past to now.
Nationwide.
_it4_ added an entry in Sonora.
Conversion therapy: Banned from Dec 6, 2022 to now.
The State Congress approved the prohibition of the Efforts to Correct Sexual and Gender Orientation (Ecosig) in Sonora, for which the entity became the 12th entity to legislate against this type of actions, considering that they are practices that violate human rights.
_it4_ edited an entry in Sonora.
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to Dec 6, 2022.
mexico doesnt have law conversion therapy
_it4_ added an entry in Estonia.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from May 7, 1999 to now.
The current law concerning legal gender recognition dates from 7 May 1999, the Common Requirements for Medical Operations for Gender Reassignment. Transgender people are not required to undergo sex reassignment surgery since 1997, sterilisation or divorce their partner, due to the specific wording of the Family Law Act. From October 2021, neither genetic testing or hormone replacement therapy are mandatory to later change legal data. First appointment with a medical expert committee is required to receive a ministerial decree authorizing hormone replacement therapy, followed by a second appointment with the same committee authorizing the change of legal data. Diagnosis from a psychiatrist before first committee appointment strongly recommended, committee bases its decision on this diagnosis as well as self-determination.
Sources: Kalevi alt välja. LGBT+ inimeste lugusid 19. ja 20. sajandi Eestist (in Estonian). Tallinn: Eesti LGBT Ühing. ISBN 978-9916-4-1434-7.news.err.ee/1608422681/mini… riigiteataja.ee/akt/91001 lgbt.ee/soo-tunnustamine
_it4_ edited an entry in Estonia.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from May 7, 1999 to Jun 2002.
The main legislation on gender change is the “General Requirements on Medical Procedures for the Change of Gender” issued by the Minister for Social Affairs (Soovahetuse arstlike toimingute ühtsed nõuded, of 07.05.1999, no 32). This sets out the conditions for changing a person’s legal gender and allowing medical treatment for gender reassignment. It requires: • An application to the Ministry for Social Affairs; • The decision is made by a medical expert committee appointed by the Minister of Social Affairs; • Certification of transsexual identity during at least two years prior to the application; • A psychiatrist’s decision that excludes the possibility that the wish to undergo gender/sex change is caused by psychiatric disorder; • Compatibility of chromosomatic and gonad gender/sex certified by genetic research; • At least two years of treatment must pass from the beginning of medical treatment. At least one year must pass from the positive response from the Minister for Social Affairs to have the right to surgically change gender. If the Person decides otherwise during that year they are not obliged to go ahead with the change of gender.
Sources: official law : riigiteataja.ee/akt/91001
_it4_ added an entry in Ireland.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Nov 28, 2022 to now.
Men who have sex with men will no longer have to wait four months before giving blood, as changes to who can donate blood come into effect today. Instead, individual assessments will now be made.
_it4_ edited an entry in Ireland.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (3-month deferral) from Mar 28, 2022 to Nov 28, 2022.
On March 28, 2022, the deferral period has been reduced to four months.
_it4_ added an entry in Azerbaijan.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from past to now.
A Third gender is not legally recognized in Azerbaijan.
_it4_ edited an entry in India.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (indefinite deferral) from 2017 to now.
Court decision pending.
_it4_ edited an entry in Poland.
Serving openly in military: Legal from Jan 1, 1991 to now.
Since the 1990s, lesbian, gay and bisexual people are not banned from military service and discrimination against them is officially forbidden. However, openly gay personnel would face social difficulty, especially for higher ranks, as for "commanding staff - officers and high-ranking NCOs - admitting to same-sex attraction would mean losing respect - qualities without which you simply cannot be a commander".
_it4_ edited an entry in .
: from Feb 22, 2024 to Feb 22, 2024.
_it4_ edited an entry in .
: Ambiguous from past to now.
Although LGBTQ+ individuals are not barred, an "unwritten" Don't Ask Don't Tell is supposedly in their code.
_it4_ added an entry in Ohio.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jun 26, 2015 to now.
There are no laws prohibiting Ohio same-sex adoption. Both single LGBT individuals and gay and lesbian couples are permitted to petition to adopt in the state of Ohio. Prior to the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage in 2015, only single LGBT individuals could adopt. However, since then, same-sex couples are permitted to adopt in Ohio.
Sources: americanadoptionsofohio.com…~:text=There%20are%20no%20laws%20prohibiting,single%20LGBT%20individuals%20could%20adopt.
_it4_ edited an entry in Ohio.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from 1998 to Jun 26, 2015.
Single LGBT individuals may adopt children, but same-sex couples may not adopt jointly or by way of second parent adoption.
_it4_ added an entry in Texas.
Same-sex adoption: Married couples only from Jan 2016 to Jun 26, 2017.
According to the advocacy organizations, the Family Equality Council and Equality Texas and the non-profit legal services provider Texas Legal Services Center, same-sex couples are able to adopt as a couple if they are legally married.
_it4_ edited an entry in Texas.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from past to Nov 2016.
*Mostly single only. Any adult may adopt per statute, but second-parent adoptions have varied by judge and county.
Sources: www.lambdalegal.org/states-region/texas Tex. Fam. Code §162.001
_it4_ edited an entry in Tamaulipas.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Oct 26, 2022 to now.
Nationwide.
_it4_ added an entry in Mexico.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Oct 26, 2022 to now.
The congress of Mexico’s northeastern border state Tamaulipas has voted to recognise same-sex marriage, making it legal across the country. Becoming the last of the country’s states to do so, Tamaulipas amended the state’s Civil Code on Wednesday, setting off cheers of “Yes, we can!” from supporters of the change.
_it4_ edited an entry in .
: from Feb 22, 2024 to Feb 22, 2024.
_it4_ edited an entry in Mexico.
Same-sex marriage: Varies by Region from 2010 to Oct 27, 2022.
23/31 States of Mexico (and Mexico City) recognize same-sex marriage.
Sources: Grillo, Ioan. "Mexico City's Revolutionary First: Gay Marriage." Time 24 Dec. 2009: n. pag. Web. 20 Aug. 2013.
_it4_ edited an entry in Northern Ireland.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from Apr 4, 2005 to now.
As in United Kingdom
_it4_ edited an entry in Wales.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from Apr 4, 2005 to now.
As in United Kingdom
_it4_ edited an entry in France.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from May 17, 2013 to now.
Same-sex couples have been legally able to adopt children since May 2013, when the same-sex marriage law took effect. The first joint adoption by a same-sex couple was announced on 18 October 2013.
Sources: legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000027414540&dateTexte=&oldAction=rechJO&categorieLien=id
_it4_ edited an entry in France.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jan 17, 2013 to now.
Same-sex couples have been legally able to adopt children since May 2013, when the same-sex marriage law took effect. The first joint adoption by a same-sex couple was announced on 18 October 2013.
Sources: legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000027414540&dateTexte=&oldAction=rechJO&categorieLien=id
_it4_ edited an entry in France.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from May 2013 to now.
Same-sex couples have been legally able to adopt children since May 2013, when the same-sex marriage law took effect. The first joint adoption by a same-sex couple was announced on 18 October 2013.
Sources: legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000027414540&dateTexte=&oldAction=rechJO&categorieLien=id