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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Ukraine

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Ukraine is a very conservative country, due to the history of being a part of the Soviet Union. The country is also dominated by religious Orthodox. The situation regarding gay rights in Ukraine is comparable to the United Kingdom in the 1950s. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

There are no anti-discrimination laws, but president Viktor Yushchenko supports gay rights[citation needed]. The Ukrainian Constitution states that citizens are equal before law, but sexual orientation is not specifically mentioned. However, the list of grounds of discrimination includes an "on other basis", which could be used for gay protection, but it has never been tested in court. Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko (Ukrainian:  ) (born February 23, 1954) is the current President of Ukraine. ...


Homosexual sex was legalised and the age of consent equalized in 1991. Gays are exempt from the military which is considered an advantage allowing gays to avoid otherwise compulsory military service. While the phrase age of consent typically does not appear in legal statutes,[1] when used with reference to criminal law the age of consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to any contract or behaviour regulated by...


Recognition of same sex couples

No recognition with respect to gay marriage or civil unions is currently legal. Gay activists have been lobbying for improvements on gay and lesbian rights but so far they have been ignored by the political establishment [1]. Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... 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...


Gay life in the country

There is rather well-established gay scene in Kiev and Kharkiv. Ukrainians in general are not very accepting of gays: only 15% agree with the existence of same-sex couples [2]. Public attitudes towards homosexuals tend to be quite liberal in Kiev and Kharkiv, but in rural areas, people are often extremely conservative and quite homophobic. Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587. ... Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles... Location Map of Ukraine with Kharkov highlighted. ...


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