LGBT rights in Paraguay
|LGBT rights in Paraguay|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 1880, age of consent not equal|
|Military service||Not banned|
|Constitution limits marriage and de facto unions to one man and one woman|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Paraguay may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Paraguay, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for all of the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.
Law regarding same-sex sexual activity
Recognition of same-sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. Since 1992 article 51 of the constitution limits marriage and de facto unions ("uniones de hecho") to one man and one woman. In July 2010, organization "SOMOSGAY" announced their intentions to submit a same-sex marriage bill to parliament.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Since 1880)|
|Equal age of consent|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment only|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Same-sex marriages||(Constitutional ban since 1992)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|
|Equal access to IVF and surrogacy for all couples and individuals|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws criminalising same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults
- (Spanish) PDF (1.04 MB)
- Constitución Nacional
- (Spanish)SOMOSGAY web site
- "SOMOSGAY". Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- (Spanish)SOMOSGAY organiza el festival por la igualdad y la libertad en Paraguay
- "Social Attitudes on Moral Issues in Latin America - Pew Research Center". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Appendix A: Methodology". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
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