LGBT rights in Bolivia

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LGBT rights in Bolivia
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
Recognition of
No recognition of same-sex couples
Same-sex marriage and civil unions prohibited by constitution
Military service Yes
Discrimination protections Yes, since 2009

Discrimination protections

In January 2009, following the January 2009 Bolivian constitutional referendum, a new constitution took effect in Bolivia.[1] It prohibits discrimination based on sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.[2]

President Evo Morales claimed at an April 2010 environmental conference that the consumption of chicken "causes baldness and homosexuality." His comments reportedly left thousands in the crowd hollering with laughter.[3]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

The new constitution also limits both marriage and civil unions to heterosexual couples, though what opposite-sex civil unions are have not been established in the country.

See also


  1. Valdez, Carlos. "New constitution takes effect in Bolivia", Associated Press, Google News, 2009-02-07. Retrieved on 2009-02-09. 
  2. Artículo 14.II.; Artículo 63.Proyect de Constitución Política del Estado (PDF). National Electoral Court of Bolivia (January 2009). Retrieved on 2009-02-09.


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