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.

Laws against homosexuality Edit

Homosexual acts have been legal in Paraguay since 1880[1]. The age of consent in Paraguay is 16 for homosexuals, 14 for heterosexuals[2].

Recognition of same-sex relationships Edit

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples at all. Since 1992 the Constitution limits marriage and equivalent or similar unions to one man/one woman.

Military status Edit

GLBT people are not banned from serving in the Paraguay military.

Discrimination protections Edit

There is no sexual orientation or gender identity provisions as a protected category in the Paraguay constitution.

Living conditions Edit

Paraguay still has a conservative and a very macho culture, and homosexuality continues to be viewed negatively. Moreover, institutional homophobia persists and the Roman Catholic Church holds a lot of power and influence in politics.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ILGA
  2. OAS (Organization of American States) – Paraguayan Penal Code (PDF) (Law 1160/1997) (1.04 MB)

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