LGBT rights in micronations

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Worldwide status of homosexuality
  • Homosexuality legal
  •      Marriage
  •      Marriage recognized, but not performed
  •      Civil unions and registered partnerships
  •      Limited legal recognition (domestic cohabitation)
  •     /striped (No legal recognition, but some jurisdictions offer non-binding certification)
  •      Limited recognition (foreign residency rights)
  •      Same-sex unions not recognized
  •      Laws restricting freedom of expression and association
  • Same-sex intercourse illegal or effectively illegal
  •      Illegal, although no charges filed over the last three years
  •      Imprisonment
  •      Up to life in prison
  •      Prison, death penalty on books but not applied
  •      Up to death (stripes: death under areas of militant control)
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In recent years, many micronations have adopted laws regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. These laws vary greatly by micronation, and in many cases macronational law may interfere with it. Some prefer BGLT (the alphabeticly in order acronym), in order not to favour one group over another. But this article will use LGBT as acronym.

LGBT issues have been discussed in the MicroWiki Sector in several occasions, and many leaders of prominent micronations in this sector are open members of the LGBT community. The foundation of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands, the Principality of Urania, and the signing of the Denton Protocol are examples of the presence of the LGBT community in micronationalism.

Scope of laws

Laws that affect LGBT people include, but are not limited to, the following:

Legislation by micronation

Africa

Asia

Antarctica

Europe

North America

Oceania

South America

Non-territorial

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 No laws regarding this particular area have been adopted by this micronation
  2. 2011 Const. art. XII sec. Q
  3. "Human Rights Act 2018". Empire of Austenasia. Retrieved 29 September 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Government does not perform civil unions of any sort.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Government does not perform marriages.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Government does not keep record on the gender of its citizens.
  7. Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic Website - Ministry of Justice - Court Cases
  8. State of Nichensburg doesn't allow any type of marriage, sexual union or relationships between homosexuals.
  9. State Gazette: Promiscuity Act passed
  10. State Gazette: Council of State declares marriage as a union between a man and a woman
  11. No sexual activity, regardless of the sex and/or gender of the participants, is legal in these states of the Senyan Commonwealth.
  12. Principality of Sancratosia (13 January 2022). "Law no 5 of 13 January 2022 on the provisions against discrimination". sancratosia.org.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Laws regarding this particular area are currently being drafted.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Falcarian Marriage Act 2018 - Accessed 15th Nov 2018 - Falcarian State Publication
  15. Government Foundation Act 2014 - Microwiki page
  1. Sancratosia's citizenship application forms mentions the following: "Sancratosia believes in the self-affirmation of gender and does not require proof of gender identity."