Laws

FAROE 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 1988, consensual sex between same-sex couples was equalised at age 15 years. Previously it was 18 years.

R1.1 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 700.06kb, PDF MAY 09
Assisted Reproduction Technology
Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation
Surrogacy
Legislation/Cases/References
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National

In Vitro fertilisation is available to lesbians [R1.1].

R1.1 [Citation required]
Civil Unions, Partners: Domestic Registered Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [MARRIAGE]
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National

Same-sex domestic partners are not recognised [R1.1].

R1.1 [Citation required]

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Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
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National

On 15 December 2006, lawmakers voted 17–15 to add the words "sexual orientation" in the islands' anti-discrimination law, making it unlawful to discriminate in employment and the provision of goods and services [R1.1].

R1.1 [Citation required]
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
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National

Change of legal gender is permitted [R1.1].

R1.1 [Citation required]
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
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National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples was reportedly decriminalised in 1933 at the same time as in Denmark [R1.1].

R1.1 [Citation required]
Marriage
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National

On 19 June 2017, it was reported that the Danish Parliament had given final approval 108-0 to Marriage Act amendments enabling sames-sex couples to marry in the Faroe Islands. The amendments exclude religious ceremonies [R1.4].

On 29 April 2016, politicians in the self-governing archipelago that is part of Denmark, voted 19-14 in favour of same-sex marriage. Marrying in churches was left out of the law for fear the Christian parties would vote against it [R1.3].

On 16 March 2016, the Members of Parliament rejected a proposal to make same-sex marriage lawful 26-7 [R1.2].

On 13 March 2014, in the second reading, the legislature voted 20-11 against a same-sex marriage bill [R1.1].

R1.4 GayStarNews: Same-sex marriage in Faroe Islands approved by Denmark 19 JUN 17
R1.3 GayStarNews: Faroe Islands says yes to same-sex marriage 29 APR 16
R1.2 GayStarNews: Faroe Islands rejects same-sex marriage 17 MAR 16
R1.1 PinkNews: Faroe Islands: Equal marriage bill voted down 18 MAR 14

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