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Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality Stats: compare key data on Colombia & United States

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  • Allows gays to serve openly in military: Allows gays to serve openly in military?.

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STAT Colombia United States
Allows gays to serve openly in military since 1999. Since 2009: the military special social security system can be used by same sex couples in the army Since 2011
Anti-discrimination laws Bans all anti-gay discrimination, including hate speech / No federal protections. Varying protections in 21 states. Included in the federal hate crimes law since 2009. See Matthew Shepard Act
Legality of homosexual acts Legal since 1981 UN decl. sign. Legal nationwide since 2003. UN decl. sign. See Lawrence v. Texas
Same-sex adoption single person, no matter her/his sexual orientation may adopt. First case of step-child adoption, Court ordered. / Single gay persons may adopt, laws on couples vary by state
Same-sex marriage / Judges are able to marry same-sex couples using a 2011 Court Ruling. / Varies by state, recognized by federal gov't . (Legal in California , Connecticut , Delaware , Hawaii , Illinois , Iowa , Maine , Maryland , Massachusetts , Minnesota , New Hampshire , New Jersey , New Mexico , New York , Rhode Island , Vermont , Washington , Eight Native American Tribal Jurisdictions and the District of Columbia ; recognized in Oregon and Kentucky )

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