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beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Equal age of consent: Unequal from 1992 to 2006.
The Sexual Offences Act 1992 decriminalised homosexual activity but set the age of consent for same sex male couples to 21, which was reduced to 18 in 2001 by the Criminal Justice Act 2001, compared to 16 for heterosexual couples.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Equal age of consent: Equal from 2006 to now.
Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2006 updated the 1992 Act to bring the age of consent for all into alignment.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Conversion therapy: Not banned from past to now.
No Conversion Therapy ban in place.
Sources: No laws have yet addressed this issue.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (indefinite deferral) from past to now.
In 2014 this position was reviewed but found that the blood bank needed to address a number of issues before they could consider changing the donor selection criteria.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Homosexuals serving openly in military: N/A from past to now.
As a British Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man does not have it’s own military, and relies on the United Kingdom for defence.
Sources: Not applicable
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from 2011 to now.
The Civil Partnership Act 2011 enabled adoption for same-sex couples.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
LGBT housing discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Jan 1, 2019 to now.
The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
LGBT employment discrimination: Sexual orientation and gender identity from Sep 1, 2006 to now.
Employment discrimination was banned by the Employment Act 2006, and further enhanced by the Equality Act 2017.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
LGBT discrimination: Illegal from Jan 1, 2019 to now.
The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from 2009 to now.
The right to change legal gender was introduced by the Gender Recognition Act 2009.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Same-sex marriage: Civil unions from Apr 6, 2011 to Jul 21, 2016.
Civil Partnerships were introduced by the Civil Partnership Act 2011.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Jul 22, 2016 to now.
Legalised by the Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2016.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Homosexual activity: Male illegal, female uncertain from past to Sep 1992.
Men convicted of buggery or indecent acts were imprisoned or sentenced to community service as late as 1991. Historical gay sex offences were formally and automatically pardoned by the Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Act 2021.
beeurd added an entry to Isle of Man.
Homosexual activity: Legal from Sep 1992 to now.
Homosexuality was decriminalised by the Sexual Offences Act 1992.
beeurd added an entry to New Zealand.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Recognized from past to now.
New Zealand allows an "X" marker on birth certificates and passports.
Sources: web.archive.org/web/2010111…//www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/Files/GeninfoDeclarationsofFamilyCourt/%24file/GeninfoDeclarationsofFamilyCourt.pdf nzherald.co.nz/nz/x-marks-t…
beeurd added an entry to Belgium.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Apr 28, 2017 to now.
Blanket ban replaced by a 1 year deferral period.
beeurd added an entry to Malta.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Recognized from Sep 6, 2017 to now.
The Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act provided a method for individuals to apply to have identification documents, including passport, updated with an "X" gender marker.
beeurd added an entry to Malta.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Mar 2015 to now.
The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act removed the need for trans people in Malta to undergo surgery, sterilization and obtain a diagnosis of mental illness in order to legally change their gender.
beeurd added an entry to Norway.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Apr 1, 2017 to now.
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 months since their last sexual contact.
beeurd added an entry to Norway.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from past to now.
Norway does not recognise non-binary genders. Intersex infants are assigned a gender at birth, which may include medical proceedures.
beeurd added an entry to France.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Intersex only from Aug 20, 2015 to Mar 2016.
A court in Tours ruled in favour of an intersex plaintiff who sought to have a third gender option recognised on official identification documents.
beeurd added an entry to France.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from Mar 2016 to now.
The Orleans appeals court overturned the previous decision of the lower court.
beeurd added an entry to United Kingdom.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from past to now.
In 2021 the UK government said (in response to a petition) that legal recognition of non-binary gender identity would have "complex practical consequences for other areas of the law, service provision and public life", and said that they felt existing legislation allowing people to change their legal gender went far enough. Courts have, however, ruled that people with non-binary identities are protected from discrimination by the Equality Act.
beeurd added an entry to Sweden.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Jan 10, 2013 to now.
A psychiatric or psychological evaluation and diagnosis is required.
beeurd added an entry to United Kingdom.
Censorship of LGBT Issues: Other punishment from Mar 24, 1988 to Nov 17, 2003.
Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 stated that local authorities could not "intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship". The law did not create a criminal offence, leaving staff to fear losing their jobs if they breached the rules.
beeurd added an entry to United Kingdom.
Censorship of LGBT Issues: No censorship from Nov 18, 2003 to now.
Previous law repealed by section 122 of the Local Government Act 2003.
Sources: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2003/26/section/122
beeurd added an entry to New Zealand.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, surgery not required from Feb 11, 2020 to now.
Law was changed to allow trans people to apply through the family court under section 28 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationship Registration Act 1995.
beeurd added an entry to Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Apr 2018 to now.
A more complex testing process is in place for MSM donations.
beeurd added an entry to Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from Jun 1, 2017 to Apr 2018.
1 year deferral
beeurd added an entry to England.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 1885 to 1967.
Section 11 of The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 built on previous legislation. It was famously used against Oscar Wilde and Alan Turing.