Retrieved 2 September Same-sex marriage banned by Constitution. The instruction stated that transgender people who have made the changes regulated by the Gender Identity Law may enter into civil marriage. Article 16 of the Supreme Decree of establishes the permanent prohibition of homosexual and bisexual persons from donating blood. In Junethe Supreme Electoral Tribunal issued an instruction in which it notified the Civil Registry Service to proceed with the registration of marriages of transgender people. Joycelyn ; Brown, George R.
LGBT rights groups have begun asking the Government to pass a law so they may finally be recognised.
LGBT rights in Bolivia
This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat The Gender Identity Law allows individuals over 18 to legally change their name, gender and photography on legal documents. This statement was followed by the Senate President's comments that the Government is open to discussing the idea although the initiative is not on the current agenda. Retrieved 13 January Both the leading party MAS and the opposition have expressed being open to dialogue on the issue. One day later, the Senate passed the measure by simple majority votes.
Inthe Bolivian Ombudsman reported that 64 LGBT people had been murdered in the country that year, of which only 14 cases had been investigated and none which resulted in a sentence. This statement was followed by the Senate President's comments that the Government is open to discussing the idea although the initiative is not on the current agenda. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity are legal in Bolivia. The Family Life Agreement proposal seeks to grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples with the exception of adoptions. This is notably true among the Aymara, whose popular culture now regards homosexuality as a synonym to infidelity or bad luck.