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Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from past to now.
No particular limitation for homosexuals. All the procedures and requirements are the same for all donors.
gaybynet added an entry in Belarus.
Serving openly in military: Don't Ask, Don't Tell from past to now.
Open homosexuals can not serve in the armed forces. When injected into the army, homosexuals may be victims of violence from colleagues. The Constitution and laws do not restrict the service of homosexuals in the military.
gaybynet added an entry in Belarus.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Mar 1, 1994 to now.
The age of consent in Belarus is 16 years, as stated in Articles 168 and 169, which read: "Sexual intercourse, sodomy, lesbian intercourse or other sexual acts committed by adults who have reached eighteen years of age, with a person who is obviously not reached sixteen years of age, with no signs of crimes envisaged by Articles 166 and 167 of this Code, shall be punished by restriction of liberty from two to four years, or imprisonment for a term of two to five years. "and" indecent assault, committed by a person under eighteen years of age, in relation to a person who obviously has not attained the age of sixteen, in the absence of evidence of the crimes stipulated in Articles 166, 167 and 168 of this Code, shall be punished by imprisonment for up to six months or imprisonment for a term of one to three years "
gaybynet added an entry in Belarus.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires medical diagnosis from Jan 1, 2004 to now.
Permit for the operation by which a man's body changed to female or vice versa, get about four a year. In Belarus, such permission shall issue a specially created interdepartmental commission on medical, psychological and social rehabilitation of persons with the syndrome of denial of sex. It is composed of 15 experts of the ministries of Health, Defense, Interior, Justice, Education. The Commission refers the patient to a mental health and psycho-sexological examination. A year later, after a thorough examination by psychiatrists, sexologists, urologists, gynecologists, endocrinologists and geneticists, the board makes a decision - to change this person or not.
gaybynet added an entry in Belarus.
LGBT employment discrimination: No protections from past to now.
The country has no legislation that would protect people from dismissal from work because of their sexual orientation.
gaybynet added an entry in Belarus.
Same-sex adoption: Illegal from past to now.
Adoption of children by same-sex couples are not spelled out in the legislation, however, when considering an application for adoption, homosexuality is considered a ground for refusal.