LGBT rights in Mahuset

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LGBT rights in the Confederation of Mahuset Mahuset
Same-sex sexual activity legal?No laws against homosexuality in recorded history
Gender identity/expressionLegal gender change allowed
Recognition of
relationships
No laws against same-sex marriage in recorded history
AdoptionNo laws against adoption in recorded history
Military serviceLegal
Discrimination protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity protections

Lesbian, gay bisexual, and transgender rights count with several protections in Mahuset. Throughout its existence Mahuset has adopted several laws which now make it a considerably progressive micronation when it comes to LGBT+ rights.

Same-sex marriage and adoption has always been legal in Mahuset, with anti-discrimination laws being a part of the Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset.

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity

Same-sex sexual activity has never been criminalized in Mahuset, nor any of its micronational predecessors. Homosexuality was decriminalized in the Netherlands in 1811, and in the United Kingdom in 1967; both nations de jure excercising control over most of Mahuset's claimed territory.

There are no laws regarding the age of consent in Mahuset, although the Kingdom of Mahuset had a de facto age of consent set at 16 years of age.

Recognition of same-sex unions

There has never been a specific law barring same-sex couples from marrying, and with the relatively progressive populace it has always been considered legal by the various historic Mahusetan governments.

Discrimination protections

Constitutional protections for LGBT people have been in place in Mahuset since the adoption of the Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset, which outlawed discrimination against anyone based on gender, beliefs, ideology, sexuality or any other such personal factor. The constitution of Mahuset is quite specific about the protections and rights of LGBT+ persons:

Everyone shall be equal in the eyes of the law and enjoy equal protection. No person shall be deprived of their rights, or discriminated, because of their age, sex, colour, language, nationality, religion, belief, sexual orientation or any other personal feature as long as they adhere to Mahusetan laws.

Living conditions

Mahuset is often considered a socially progressive state. Gender and sexuality are not usually considered divisions among people in the Mahusetan society, and there is a consistent general perception of the Confederation as a nation that thrives in diversity. There are no specific organisations or support groups for LGBT+ persons, although most Mahusetan people think of them as unnecessary.

Summary table

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (Always legal)
Anti-discrimination laws in employment Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services Yes
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas Yes
Anti-hate speech legislation No
Same-sex marriage Yes
Recognition of same-sex unions Yes
Joint and step-child adoption by same-sex couples Yes
Gay people allowed to serve openly in the military Yes (Always legal)
Right to change legal gender Yes (Always legal)
Access to in vitro fertilisation for lesbians Yes (although no current facilities exist)
Male homosexuals allowed to donate blood Yes (although no current facilities exist)
Right to change legal gender to a gender other than a binary gender No (regards gender as being binary)

See also