LGBT rights in Andorra

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LGBT rights in Andorra
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Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 1790, age of consent equal
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
relationships
Civil unions since 2005
Adoption Same-sex couples may adopt jointly
Military service Has no army
Discrimination protections Sexual orientation protections (see below)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Andorra may face some legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Civil unions, which grant the benefits of marriage, are recognized.

Laws against homosexuality

Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1790. Homosexuality is legal according to the Penal Code of 2005.

The age of consent is equal at 16, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender.[1]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

Since 2005, it has been possible for same-sex couples to register their partnership under the name "Stable Union of a Couple".

Adoption and family planning

In Andorra, same-sex couples have both the right to full joint adoption and to adopt their partner's children (step-child adoption).

Discrimination protections

Anti-discrimination laws cover sexual orientation and thus, discriminating against homosexuals is illegal.

Blood donation issues

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are not allowed to donate blood, although it is against International Conventions.

See also

Notes

  1. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.

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