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FALKLAND ISLANDS

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Access to Children
Adoption of Children
Age of Consent
Anti-Vilification
Artifical Insemination
Assisted Reproduction
Asylum / Refugees
  Civil Unions
Custody of Children
Discrimination
Fostering Children
Gender Identity
Harassment
Hate Crimes
  HIV/Aids
Homosexuality
Immigration
Inheritance
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
Marriage
Military
  Parenting
Partners
Property
Sodomy
Transgender, Transsexual
Violence
Wrongful Death

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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In 2005, consensual sex between same-sex couples was equalised at age 16 years [R1.2], [R1.1].

R1.2 AVERT: Worldwide Ages of Consent (Accessed 25 OCT 10)
R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
Civil Unions, Partners: Registered, DomesticLegislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 30 March 2017, the Legislative Assembly voted strongly in favor of reform and passed the Marriage Bill, allowing same sex marriage and civil partnerships for both resident and non-resident same sex couples and heterosexual couples [R1.1]

R1.1 MercoPress: Falklands passes same sex marriage bill; invites non residents to share the legislation 14 APR 17
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1989, consensual sex between same-sex couples was reportedly decriminalised [R1.1]

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
MarriageLegislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 30 March 2017, the Legislative Assembly voted strongly in favor of reform and passed the Marriage Bill, allowing same sex marriage and civil partnerships for both resident and non-resident same sex couples and heterosexual couples [R1.1]

R1.1 MercoPress: Falklands passes same sex marriage bill; invites non residents to share the legislation 14 APR 17

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