LGBT rights in Los Liberados
|LGBT rights in Los Liberados|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|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.
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.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||No legal restrictions exist|
|Gender expression||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|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services||No|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)||No specific regulation exists|
|Same-sex marriage||Illegal and unrecognised|
|Recognition of same-sex unions||No|
|Joint and step-child adoption by same-sex couples||Illegal and unrecognised|
|Gay people allowed to serve openly in the military||The Milicia de Hierro has a policy of "don't ask, don't tell"|
|Right to change legal gender||No|
|Access to IVF for lesbians||No|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood||No|
|Third gender||in case of medical condition|