LGBT rights in Highland

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LGBT rights in Free Empire of Highland
Same-sex sexual activity legal?Legal
Gender identity/expressionNo legal birth certificates or paperwork issued by the government therefore no necessity for transgender citizens to change their gender.
Recognition of
All contracts between citizens recognised. Government does not give out licenses for marriage of any sort.
Restrictions:Religious institutions and citizens cannot be forced to recognise the validity of same sex marriages.
Military serviceLegal
Age of consent16 (same as for heterosexual sex)

Free Empire of Highland LGBT citizens have exactly the same rights as heterosexual citizens regarding sexual activities and relationships. No laws specifically protect LGBT rights as the constitution establishes 'inaliable rights' for all.

The government does not issue marriage licenses not civil marriages to anyone. Regarding marriage as a matter between citizens and religious institutions. The government will honour all contracts between two or more adult citizens. It does not categorise one type of contract as a marriage.

Since the government and constitution is committed to establishing personal liberty no hate crime laws targeting LGBT citizens exist. Neither do anti-discrimination laws as these would infringe upon the liberty of service providers to cater to whoever they please.

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity

The age of consent is 16. No other restrictions regarding LGBT citizens exist.

All sexual acts decriminalised Yes
Equal age of consent Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in employment and business transactions No
Hate crimes laws covering both sexual orientation and gender identity Yes
Same-sex marriage/contracts recognised Yes
Adoption by same-sex couples Yes
LGBT allowed to serve in the National Militia Yes
Prohibition of access to IVF for lesbians Yes
Allowed to donate blood No internal organization which you can donate blood exists in the Free Empire of Highland

See also

All Articles for the Free Empire of Highland
People Mr H Whittingham
Government Federal Consul
National Convention of Citizens
Other Articles Highlandian Shield
LGBT Rights in the Free Empire of Highland
National Militia
Federal Consul election 2016
National Park Corporation