LGBT rights in Monaco
|LGBT rights in Monaco|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 1793|
|No recognition of same-sex couples|
|Military service||None for Monegasques (France responsible for defence,|
see LGBT rights in France)
|Discrimination protections||Sexual orientation protection in labor code since 2001 (see below)|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Monaco may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Monaco, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.
Former laws against homosexuality
Homosexuality is legal under the Monegasque Penal Code. Criminal penalties for homosexual acts were eliminated in 1793 due to the adoption of French laws. The age of consent is set at 16 years.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
As of January 2007, Monaco provides no civil unions or recognition of same-sex partners.See ILGA list of same-sex marriage and partnership by country
Adoption and family planning
There are no official gay places in Monaco.
- Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1217. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
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