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This article is about LGBT rights in the country of Georgia. For LGBT rights in the U.S. state of Georgia, see LGBT rights in the United States.
LGBT rights in Georgia
Georgia
Georgia
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2000
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
relationships
No recognition of same-sex relationships
Adoption -
Military service Unknown if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections Sexual orientation protection in labor code since 2006 (see below)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Georgia may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Georgia, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.

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Former laws against homosexuality

Homosexual sex is legal in Georgia due to a 2000 law. A message in July 2000 to ILGA confirms that a new criminal code which removed all discriminatory provisions was passed by the Georgian parliament on 22 July 1999 and entered into force on 1 June 2000.

The age of consent is equal for both heterosexual and homosexual sex, at 16 years of age.

Gender identity/expression

Recognition of same-sex relationships

As of 2009, Georgia does not provide legally recognized unions for same-sex couples. There is no known debate surrounding such legislation at the given time.

Adoption and family law

Discrimination protections

Since May 2006, as part of the new Labour Code, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal in employment.

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