LGBT rights in Andorra

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LGBT rights in Andorra
Location of  LGBT rights in Andorra  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  LGBT rights in Andorra  (green)

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 1790, age of consent equal
Gender identity/expression
Military service Has no army
Discrimination protections Sexual orientation protections (see below)
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
Civil unions since 2005
Adoption Same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Andorra may face some legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Civil unions, which grant some benefits of marriage, are recognized.

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

The law prohibiting same-sex sexual activity was abolished in 1790.[1]

The age of consent is equal at 16, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender.[2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

Same-sex couples can register their partnership under the name "Stable Union of a Couple" since 2005.[3]

Adoption and family planning[edit]

In Andorra, same-sex couples are not allowed to adopt [4][5][6] because the adoption law only recognises this possibility for heterosexual couples.[4]

Immigration Equality[edit]

Andorra provides equal treatment to all citizens with respect to immigration and family unification, regardless of sexual orientation.

Discrimination protections[edit]

Andorra prohibits discrimination and hate crimes based on sexual orientation.[3]

Blood donation issues[edit]

Men who have sex with men (MSM) can donate blood to the Blood and Tissues Bank of Catalonia, but not to the Établissement Français du Sang in France.[3][7]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same-sex activity between consenting adults. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  2. ^ Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c "Laws: Andorra". GayLawNet.com. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b (Catalan) Llei 29/1996, Llei qualificada de l'adopció i de les altres formes de protecció del menor desemparat
  5. ^ ILGA Europe, Andorra
  6. ^ (Catalan) El cap de govern d'Andorra desmenteix ara que les parelles homosexuals puguin adoptar Vilaweb
  7. ^ "Som com som celebra l'acord amb el banc de sang català". Diari d'Andorra (in Catalan). March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2012.