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LGBT rights in: Homosexual acts legal? Recognition of same-sex unions Same-sex marriage Same-sex adoption Allows gays to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation) Laws concerning gender identity/expression Immigration equality for same-sex couples
Vlag van Bermuda Bermuda Yes Legal since 1994 (Age of consent discrepancy, see article) No No Unknown Yes (due to policy of conscription) No No protection No
Sjabloon:Landdata Canada Canada Yes Legal since 1969 (Age of consent discrepancy, see article)
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Yes Yes Legal since 2005 Yes In 8 provinces and 1 territory[1][2] Yes Since 1992[6] YesAnti-discriminatory laws provided by Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Egan v. Canada; in all provincial/territorial civil rights codes since Vriend v. Alberta. Explicit protections only in NWT.[3] Yes
Sjabloon:Landdata Mexico Mexico Yes Legal since 1862
+ UN decl. sign.
No / Yes Legal in Coahuila and Mexico City No Single gay persons may adopt Yes No
Flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.svg Saint Pierre et Miquelon (overseas collectivity of France) Yes Legal since 1791
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Yes Pacte civil de solidarité since 1999 No No Single gay persons may adopt Yes Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination No
Sjabloon:Landdata United States United States Yes Legal since 1962, nationwide since 2003
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No / Yes Varies by state No / Yes Legal since 2004, marriage in 6 states No / Yes Varies by state. No "Don't ask, don't tell" policy 20 states [4] 13 states ban discrimination by gender identity[5] No Currently debated.


LGBT rights in: Homosexual acts legal? Recognition of same-sex unions Same-sex marriage Same-sex adoption Allows gays to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation) Laws concerning gender identity/expression Immigration equality for same-sex couples
Vlag van Belize Belize No Illegal since 2003 (Penalty: 10 year prison sentence Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No
Vlag van Costa Rica Costa Rica Yes Legal since 1971 No(There is a project in the Congress) No Unknown (Has happened in some cases) Doesn't apply. There are no military forces in Costa Rica, nonetheless they may serve in the police Yes Bans anti-gay discrimination No
Vlag van El Salvador El Salvador Yes Legal No No Unknown Yes Yes Yes Bans some anti-gay discrimination No No
Vlag van Guatemala Guatemala Yes Legal No No Unknown Unknown Yes Anti-discrimination in Youth and Childhood Act since 1997. No
Vlag van Honduras Honduras Yes Legal No No Constitutional ban No Constitutional ban No No No
Vlag van Nicaragua Nicaragua Yes Legal since 2008
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No No - - Yes Bans unknown amount of anti-gay discrimination (verification needed) No
Vlag van Panama Panama Yes Legal since 2008 No No Unknown No No No


LGBT rights in: Homosexual acts legal? Recognition of same-sex unions Same-sex marriage Same-sex adoption Allows gays to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation) Laws concerning gender identity/expression Immigration equality for same-sex couples
Vlag van Anguilla (eiland) Anguilla (Overseas territory of the United Kingdom) Yes Legal since 2000 No No Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda No Illegal (Penalty: 15 year prison sentence) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Aruba Aruba (Autonomous country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands) Yes Legal No Only unions made in The Netherlands recognised No Only same-sex marriages made in The Netherlands recognised Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Bahamas Bahamas Yes Legal since 1991 (Age of consent discrepancy) No No Unknown Yes No No
Vlag van Barbados Barbados No Illegal (Penalty: life sentence) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Yes Legal since 2000 No No Unknown Yes Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination No
Sjabloon:Landdata Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Yes Legal since 2000 No No Unknown Yes Unknown No
Sjabloon:Landdata Cuba Cuba Yes Legal since 1979
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No No Unknown No Unknown No
Vlag van Dominica Dominica No Illegal (Penalty: 10 year prison sentence) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Yes No No No No No No
Vlag van Grenada Grenada No Male illegal (Penalty: 10 year prison sentence)
Yes Female legal
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Guadeloupe Guadeloupe (Overseas department of France) Yes Legal since 1791
+ UN decl. sign.
Yes Pacte civil de solidarité
since 1999
No No Single gay persons may adopt Yes Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination
Sjabloon:Landdata Haiti Haiti Yes Legal Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Jamaica Jamaica No Illegal (Penalty: 10 years hard labor)
Yes Female legal
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Martinique Martinique (Overseas department of France) Yes Legal since 1791
+ UN decl. sign.
Yes Pacte civil de solidarité
since 1999
No No Single gay persons may adopt Yes Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination
Vlag van Montserrat Montserrat Yes Legal since 2000 No No Unknown Yes Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles Yes Legal No Only unions made in The Netherlands recognised No Only same-sex marriages made in The Netherlands recognised Unknown Yes Unknown
Vlag van Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (Commonwealth of the United States) Yes Legal since 2005 No No No Single gay persons may adopt No US military has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy No
Sjabloon:Landdata Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis No Male illegal (Penalty: 10 years)
Yes Female legal
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Saint Lucia Saint Lucia No Male illegal (Penalty: fine and/or 10 year prison sentence)
Yes Female legal
Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No Illegal (Penalty: fine and/or 10 year prison sentence) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago No Illegal (Penalty: 25 year prison sentence) Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands Yes Legal since 2000 No No Unknown Yes Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands (Insular area of the United States) Yes Legal Unknown No Unknown No US military has a "don't ask, don't tell" policy - -


LGBT rights in: Homosexual acts legal? Recognition of same-sex relationships Same-sex marriage Same-sex adoption Allows gays to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation) Laws concerning gender identity/expression Immigration equality for same-sex couples
Sjabloon:Landdata Argentina Argentina Yes Legal
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Yes Unregistered cohabitation in all country, Civil unions in Buenos Aires, Villa Carlos Paz, and Rio Negro province No Under consideration No Yes Since 2009 No national protections, but cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario have had laws since 1996. Unknown No
Vlag van Bolivië Bolivia Yes Legal since
+ UN decl. sign.
No No Constitutionally banned in 2007 No Unknown Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata Brazil Brazil Yes Legal since 1830
+ UN decl. sign.
Yes Unregistered cohabitation throughout the country

See also Recognition of same-sex unions in Brazil

NoDecision pending in the Supreme Court[6] Yes[7] Yes[8] Yes/NoLegal protection for sexual orientation in some states Yes/NoDespite a lack of specific legislation, recent jurisprudence has been in favor of gender-motivated identity change.[9][10] Yes
Sjabloon:Landdata Chile Chile Yes Legal since 1998 (Age of consent discrepancy)
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No No No Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Colombia Colombia Yes Legal since 1981
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Yes Legal since 2007 No No single gay person may adopt Yes since 1999. Since 2009: the military special social security system can be used by same sex couples in the army Yes Unknown Yes
Vlag van Ecuador Ecuador Yes Legal since 1997
+ UN decl. sign.
No Under consideration No Constitutional ban No Unknown Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination Unknown
Sjabloon:Landdata French Guiana French Guiana Yes Legal since 1791
+ UN decl. sign.
Yes Pacte civil de solidarité since 1999 No No Single gay persons may adopt Yes Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination Unknown
Vlag van Guyana Guyana No Male illegal (Penalty: life imprisonment)
Yes Female legal
No Added to constitution in 2004, but withdrawn afterwards by the government Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Paraguay Paraguay Yes Legal
+ UN decl. sign.
No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Peru Peru Yes Legal No No Unknown No National anti-discrimination and protections for sexual orientation Unknown
Vlag van Suriname Suriname Yes Legal (Age of consent discrepancy) No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Vlag van Uruguay Uruguay Yes Legal since 1934
+ UN decl. sign.
Yes Civil unions since 2008[11],[12] No No Under consideration Yes Since 2009 Yes Bans all anti-gay discrimination since 2004 Unknown
Vlag van Venezuela Venezuela Yes Legal
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No No Under consideration No No No Ban revoked from 1999 constitution at last minute; currently debated No


LGBT rights in: Homosexual acts legal? Recognition of same-sex relationships Same-sex marriage Same-sex adoption Allows gays to serve openly in military? Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation) Laws concerning gender identity/expression Immigration equality for same-sex couples
Sjabloon:Landdata Falkland Islands Falkland Islands (overseas territory of the U.K., claimed by Argentina) Yes Legal Yes Legal since 2005 No Yes Yes Yes Bans most anti-gay discrimination Unknown Yes UK law applies


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