LGBT rights in Armenia

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Homosexuality has been legal in Armenia since 2003.[1] However, even though it has been decriminalized, the situation of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) citizens has not changed substantially. Many LGBT Armenians fear being socially outcast by their friends and families, causing them to keep their sexual orientation or gender identity secret, except to a few family members and friends.[2]

Summary table[change | change source]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Since 2003)
Equal age of consent (16) Yes (Since 2003)
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) No
Same-sex marriage legal No (Constitutional ban since 2015)
Stepchild adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
LGBT people allowed to serve openly in the military No (Since 2004)
Right to change legal gender No
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSM allowed to donate blood No

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (PDF). ILGA. May 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
  2. Carroll, Quinn, Aengus, Sheila. "Forced Out: LGBT People in Armenia" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)