Situation of LGBT in Ukraine

War and Civil Partnerships. LGBTQ situation in Ukraine in 2023

This publication presents information that reflects the social, legal and political situation of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people in Ukraine in 2023. It contains data and analyses of the issues related to LGBTQ rights and interests in legislation, public and political life, and public opinion, and provides examples of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity and more.

Situation of LGBTQ in Ukraine January – June 2023

In the first half of 2023, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine continued to pass laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in accordance with EU legislation. Currently, the most problematic and urgent issue in this area is the introduction of registered civil partnership in Ukraine, available to same-sex couples: Inna Sovsun MP submitted her Bill 9103 to the VRU for consideration, and the Ministry of Justice is to submit a similar document in December this year. On June 1, the ECtHR ruled that lacking any form of legal recognition of same-sex couples in Ukraine is a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

POLICY BRIEF on the introduction of registered partnership for same-sex couples in Ukraine

Recently, the topic of introducing same-sex partnerships in our country has attracted public attention. We have decided to update and publish a policy brief on this issue – in it you will find a concise overview of the current legal and factual situation of same-sex family partners in Ukraine, international experience in this area, and our recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities in this regard.

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