Bolivia LGBT Laws

Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1. Cities & Towns

Discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation is reported to be unlawful in some cities [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia 15 MAY 13
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual
1. National

On 18 May 2016, Gender Identity Law 807 was approved and enacted two days later by the Executive branch. The law permits the transsexual and transgender population of the country to exercise their right to personal identity, change their name and sex designation in all their identity documents according to their self-defined identity and to exercise their fundamental rights like to vote, to education, health, work and housing, among others [R1.3].

On 25 November 2015, Justice Minister Virginia Velasco reportedly announced that the government would introduce a Gender Identity Law, allowing transsexual and transgendered individuals to change their names and genders on their ID and birth certificates [R1.1].

R1.2 latinamericapress: Gender Identity Law is now a reality 27 MAY 16
R1.1 ShanghaiDaily: Bolivia proposes law allowing transgender people to officially change names, genders 26 NOV 15
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is lawful [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia 15 MAY 13
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. Departments / States

On 19 July 2011, it was reported that a group of LGBT nonprofit groups presented a proposal to the Cochabamba Departmental Assembly to include same-sex marriage in the state’s Autonomy Statute. Marco Carrillo, the chairman of the committee that drafts such legislation, was analyzing whether this issue could be determined locally or must be done nationally [R1.1].

R1.1 DallasVoice: Bolivian department considers marriage equality 19 JUL 11