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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Puerto Rico

Homosexuality in Puerto Rico is legal, by a new Penal Code since 2005.[1] Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Currently, the Commonwealth's Legislature is debating giving same-sex couples some of the rights of marriage through civil unions as part of Civil Code revision. A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing homosexual couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married heterosexuals (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by couples of differing sexes who do not...


Crimes based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity are considered hate crimes. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A hate crime (bias crime), loosely defined, is a crime committed because of the perpetrators prejudices. ...


The University of Puerto Rico became in 2005 the first governmental institution to ban gay discrimination and to grant employees' same-sex parters the same benefits it grants to opposite-sex partners. The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the university system of Puerto Rico. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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