LGBT rights in Aruba
|LGBT rights in Aruba|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
|Same-sex marriages performed in the Netherlands recognized|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Aruba may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Aruba, but same-sex couples with Dutch nationality must travel to the Netherlands to get married and legal protection of marriage is not unconditional.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Aruba.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
As part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba is obliged to recognize same-sex marriages registered in the Netherlands as valid. The Aruban government initially did not recognize these marriages, but was challenged by a lesbian couple who had legally married in the Netherlands and then moved to the island. The case went to the Dutch Supreme Court, which ruled on 13 April 2007 that the Kingdom's constituent countries must recognize all of each other's marriages.
In April 2015 representatives of all four constituent countries agreed that same-sex couples should have equal rights throughout the Kingdom. The same month a registered partnership bill was submitted to parliament.
|This section needs additional citations for verification. (June 2015)|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas|
|Same-sex marriages||(Proposed) - (Marriages performed within the Kingdom recognized)|
|Same-sex civil unions||(Pending)|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays allowed to serve in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gays male couples||(Banned for heterosexual couples as well)|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
- "Caribbean island Aruba has to recognize gay marriage: Dutch supreme court". Yahoo! News. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2007.[dead link]