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celoafonso added an entry in Uruguay.
Serving openly in military: Legal from 2009 to now.
celoafonso added an entry in Uruguay.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Sep 10, 2009 to now.
In 2009, Uruguay became the first Latin American country to allow same-sex couples to adopt children.
celoafonso added an entry in Argentina.
Equal age of consent: Equal from 2001 to now.
celoafonso added an entry in Argentina.
Serving openly in military: Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned from Feb 28, 2009 to Sep 3, 2020.
Following a military reform law by the Argentine parliament, LGB people can serve, but transgenders are not included.
celoafonso added an entry in Argentina.
Homosexual activity: Legal from 1987 to now.
Homosexual activity is legal in Argentina.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Dec 7, 1940 to now.
The age of consent is the same for heterosexual couples,14 years old.
celoafonso added an entry in Uruguay.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Apr 10, 2013 to now.
Same-sex marriage became legal in Uruguay after the passing of the Equal Marriage Act. Uruguay became the twelfth country in the world to legalize gay marriage and the second Latin American country, after Argentina.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Mar 2015 to now.
Same sex couples adoptions are legal nationwide in Brazil since March 2015 by Supreme Federal Court recognition.
Sources: jusbrasil.com.br/artigos/ca…~:text=A%20resposta%20para%20esta%20d%C3%BAvida,reconhecida%20pelo%20Supremo%20Tribunal%20Federal.
celoafonso added an entry in Argentina.
Same-sex adoption: Legal from Jul 15, 2010 to now.
celoafonso added an entry in Argentina.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from Jul 15, 2010 to now.
In 2010, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. The Senate passed the bill by a narrow margin (33 votes in favor, 27 against, and 3 abstained).
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Nov 1, 2003 to Mar 1, 2018.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
LGBT discrimination: N/A from Nov 5, 2001 to Jun 12, 2019.
Even though some laws prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people have been passed in Brazil, they were not actually enforced.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Same-sex marriage: Legal from May 16, 2013 to now.
Following a resolution by the National Council of Justice (CNJ), any same-sex union can be converted into a marriage. It was approved on May 14 and came into force on May 16.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Blood donations by MSMs: Banned (1-year deferral) from 1993 to May 8, 2020.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Homosexual activity: Legal from Dec 16, 1830 to now.
Shortly after Brazil gained independence from Portugal, in 1830, the Imperial Penal Code decriminalized sodomy. Brazil's 1988 Constitution further strengthened affirmative protections by prohibiting any form of discrimination. Since then courts have since affirmed this additionally applies to sexual orientation.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Serving openly in military: Ambiguous from Oct 1969 to Jan 2013.
There has never been any specific law banning homosexuals from serving in the army. However, Article 235 of 1969 of the Military Penal Code, which prohibits the "practice of a libidinous act, homosexual or not", was often used to persecute gays in the military and try to expel them.
celoafonso added an entry in Brazil.
Same-sex marriage: Civil unions from May 5, 2011 to May 15, 2013.
Although the first formal legal recognition of a civil union took place in 2004 (See first source), the Supreme Court did not rule in favor of civil unions throughout the country until May 5, 2011.