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Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1992, consensual sex between same sex couples became lawful at age sixteen (16) years [R1.2].

Criminal Code Art. 372

Any form of indecent assault committed without violence or threats on the person or using the person of a child from one or other sex under the age of 16 years made, shall be punished with imprisonment from 1 year to 5 years [R1.1].


Art. 372

Tout attentat à la pudeur commis sans violence ni menaces, sur la personne ou à l'aide de la personne d'un enfant de l'un ou de l'autre sexe âgé de moins de 16 ans accomplis, sera puni d'un emprisonnement de 1 an à 5 ans

R1.2 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 589.01kb, 16 MAY 12
R1.1 Interpol: Sexual offences against children Spring 06
Assisted Reproduction Technology
Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilisation, Surrogacy
Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In November 2008, Luxembourg reportedly allows artificial insemination treatment for women in a same-sex relationship [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 109.64kb, NOV 08
Civil Unions, Partners: Registered, Domestic Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [MARRIAGE]
1.

National

On 09 July 2004, Luxembourg allowed civil partnerships based on the French PACS model [R1.2].

Registered partners enjoy much of the same privileges as same-sex married couples, including access to welfare benefits [R1.1].

R1.2 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 382.87kb, MAY 08
Associated Press: Gay marriages, civil unions around world 05 DEC 05
R1.1 352LuxMag: Marriage is out of vogue in Luxembourg 04 FEB 11

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Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1997, discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation was made unlawful [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Spsonsored Homophobia PDF 382.87kb, MAY 08
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual

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Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 23 February 2016, a proposal was tabled in the parliament setting out a legal framework for transsexuals under which they would no longer be expected to show proof of a gender reassignment in order to have their name and civil status changed [R1.1].

Currently, transsexuals are forced to undergo psychiatric assessments, hormonal and medical treatment, surgical interventions and sterilisation, if they wish to change their registered gender and name [R1.1].

R1.1 LuxemburgerWort: Proposed new law to remove barriers for Luxembourg transsexuals 24 FEB 16
Hate Crimes Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In 1997, hate crimes based on sexual orientation became considered an aggravating circumstance [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Spsonsored Homophobia PDF 382.87kb, MAY 08
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1.

National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples has reportedly been lawful since 1795 [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Spsonsored Homophobia PDF 382.87kb, MAY 08
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [CIVIL UNIONS]
1.

National

On 01 January 2015, the same-sex marriage law came into effect [R1.5].

On 18 June 2014, the Chamber of Deputies (House of Representatives) approved bill n°6172A by a vote of 56-4 to make legalization of same-sex marriage a part of its national laws. The Bill also grants same-sex couples adoption rights and is expected to be in effect by early 2015 [R1.4].

On 28 May 2014, parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday gave the green light for bill n°6172A, granting marriage and adoption to same-sex couples. The bill is now ready to pass to parliament for a vote, expected after the Pentecost holidays and before the summer [R1.3].

On 16 May 2012, the Committee on Legal Afffairs presented proposed amendments to the Bill 6172 [R1.2

On 10 August 2010, Bill 6172 was submitted to the parliament .

On 9 July 2010, the government accepted the Bill 6172.

On 20 July 2009, the Government of Luxembourg announced its intention to legalise same-sex marriage. The Minister of Justice, François Biltgen, announced that a same-sex marriage bill would be debated in early 2010 [R1.1].

R1.5 LGBTQnation: Luxembourg becomes latest European country to legalize same-sex marriage 02 JAN 15
R1.4 GayStarNews: Gay marriage bill passes in Luxembourg 18 JUN 14
R1.3 Luxemburger Wort: Green light for same-sex marriage in Luxembourg 28 MAY 14
R1.2 Bill 6172 On the reform of marriage and adoption (in French)
R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 109.64kb, NOV 08
Military Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

In November 2008, Luxembourg reportedly allowed openly gay, lesbian and bisexual persons to serve in the army [R1.1].

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 109.64kb, NOV 08
Parenting, Adoption, Fostering Legislation/Cases/References
1.

National

On 17 June 2014, the Chamber of Deputies (House of Representatives) approved bill n°6172A by a vote of 56-4 to make legalization of same-sex marriage a part of its national laws. The Bill also grants same-sex couples adoption rights and is expected to be in effect by early 2015 [R1.2].

Previously:

Same-sex partners having entered in a civil partnership could not jointly adopt a child nor could they adopt their partner's biological child. [R1.1].

R1.2 GayStarNews: Gay marriage bill passes in Luxembourg 18 JUN 14
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