• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal
  • Employment Discrimination
    Unknown
  • Housing Discrimination
    Unknown
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Unknown

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Russia ranks #25 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(74.00%) No
Yes (16.00%)

History

Homosexual activity in Russia

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Current status
(since 1993)
Legal
Homosexual activity is legal in Russia, however, "anti-gay sentiments remain high."

On June 29, 2013, Russia was criticized internationally after a law passed that banned "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

Same-sex marriage in Russia

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Current status
(since Dec 29, 1995)
Not legal
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Same-sex adoption in Russia

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Current status
(since Dec 29, 1995)
Single only
Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to ado
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Russia

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2003)
Legal
Major-General of Medical Service Valery Kulikov stated that "the new statute about military and medical expertise from July 1, 2003 does not forbid people of non-standard sexual orientation from serving in the military." Also, in February of 2010, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stated in an interview that gays are not banned from serving in the Russian armed forces.
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LGBT discrimination in Russia

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Current status
(since Jul 29, 2013)
No protections
Signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, the law on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” criminalizes public expression of support for nontraditional relationships.
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Right to change legal gender in Russia

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Current status
(since Nov 15, 1997)
Legal
Transgender people are able to change their gender on identification documents after being issued a document from a health institution confirming the surgical requirements.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Russia

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Current status
Unknown

LGBT housing discrimination in Russia

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Current status
Unknown

Equal age of consent in Russia

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1997)
Equal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Russia

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Current status
(since Apr 16, 2008)
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Russia

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Current status
Unknown



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