LGBT rights in Mahuset
|LGBT rights in the Confederation of Mahuset|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||No laws against homosexuality in recorded history|
|Gender identity/expression||Legal gender change allowed|
|No laws against same-sex marriage in recorded history|
|Adoption||No laws against adoption in recorded history|
|Discrimination protections||Sexual 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.
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.
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.— Article 13, Constitution of the Confederation of Mahuset.
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.