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LGBT rights in Los Liberados

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LGBT rights in Los Liberados
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
Same-sex marriage Illegal
Adoption Illegal
Military service Legal (don't ask, don't tell)
Discrimination protections No specific legal provisions exist

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexual, queer and transsexual rights in Los Liberados are restricted. The constitution explicitly defines marriage as a voluntarily concerted union of a man and a woman with legal capacity to it, with the purpose to make a life together. As such, same-sex marriage is not possible in the Republic.

Two Liberadosans attending the annual Gay Pride parade in Puerto Arcadio

Liberadosan law does not grant any specific provisions against discrimination of LBGT+ citizens. The expression of sexuality is however usually accepted to be part of the general freedom of expression provisions of the constitution.

Although the legal attitude of Los Liberados towards LGBT rights may be considered traditional, the republic nonetheless has an active alternative scene. The gay bars of Puerto Arcadio attract tourists from all over Micras. An annual gay pride parade, although small, is also held in several of Los Liberados' largest cities.

In practice, the Liberadosan LGBT community can go around without much difficulty, but the state has the constitutional duty do uphold the traditional family. As such, sexual education at Liberadosan schools is taught from a traditional perspective, with homosexuality explained as a "deviation". Non-heterosexual marriages conducted outside Los Liberados are never recognised. Los Liberados has a strong policy of advancing the "natural family", as such children of homosexual couples may be taken under state custody.

The issue of LGBT rights is considered divisive in Liberadosan politics. Cambio Democratico leader Paula Ferraro has expressed the desire to make some legal changes, and introduce legislation to recognise civil partnership for gay people. All other parties in the Asamblea Nacional oppose liberalisation of this kind.

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Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes No legal restrictions exist
Gender expression Yes Not recognised, but legal as freedom of expression
Age of consent 15 (for heterosexual relationships, no alternative for non-heterosexual relationships is defined)
Anti-discrimination laws in employment No No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No No
Conversion therapy Yes Legal
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) No No specific regulation exists
Same-sex marriage No Illegal and unrecognised
Recognition of same-sex unions No No
Joint and step-child adoption by same-sex couples No Illegal and unrecognised
Gay people allowed to serve openly in the military No The Milicia de Hierro has a policy of "don't ask, don't tell"
Right to change legal gender No No
Access to IVF for lesbians No No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No No
Third gender Yes in case of medical condition
Surrogacy No Illegal.