LGBT rights in Bolivia
|LGBT rights in Bolivia|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|No recognition of same-sex couples|
|Same-sex marriage and civil unions prohibited by constitution|
|Discrimination protections||Yes, since 2009|
In January 2009, following the January 2009 Bolivian constitutional referendum, a new constitution took effect in Bolivia. It prohibits discrimination based on sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
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.
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.
- Valdez, Carlos. "New constitution takes effect in Bolivia", Associated Press, Google News, 2009-02-07. Retrieved on 2009-02-09.
- ArtÃculo 14.II.; ArtÃculo 63.Proyect de ConstituciÃ³n PolÃtica del Estado (PDF). National Electoral Court of Bolivia (January 2009). Retrieved on 2009-02-09.
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