LGBT rights in the Pitcairn Islands

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LGBT rights in Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn Islands
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2001
Military service Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly (UK responsibility)
Discrimination protections Sexual orientation only since 2010
Family rights
Recognition of
relationships
Same-sex marriage since 2015
Adoption Legal since 2015

Sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in the British overseas territory of the Pitcairn Islands since 2001.[1] The territory's constitution, enacted in 2010, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.[2]

Recognition of unions[edit]

Same-sex marriage became legal in the Pitcairn Islands on 14 May 2015, on the principle, even though no LGBT couple is known.[3][4]

In the military[edit]

LGBT individuals may legally serve in the UK military, as the defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 State-Sponsored Homophobia report" (PDF). International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Pitcairn Constitution Order 2010" (PDF). Government of the Pitcairn Islands. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships Ordinance 2015" (PDF). Government of the Pitcairn Islands. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 January 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pitcairn Island, population 48, passes law to allow same-sex marriage". The Guardian. Associated Press. 22 June 2015. Archived from the original on 15 December 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "LGBT Rights in Pitcairn Islands". Equaldex. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2016.