Homosexual sex is legal in Georgia due to a 2000 law. A message in July 2000 to ILGA confirms that a new criminal code which removed all discriminatory provisions was passed by the Georgian parliament on 22 July 1999 and entered into force on 1 June 2000.
Since May 2006, as part of the new Labour Code, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal in employment.
The age of consent is equal for both heterosexual and homosexual sex, at 16 years of age.
As of 2009, Georgia does not provide legally recognized unions for same-sex couples. There is no known debate surrounding such legislation at the given time.