El Salvador

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in El Salvador, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples. A national law does exist to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but it is rarely enforced. Polls show high levels of prejudice directed at LGBT people, and there are many reports of anti-gay harassment and bias motivated violence. 

A 2010 poll revealed that El Salvador has some of the lowest support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Latin America at 10% : https://www.vanderbilt.edu/lapop/insights/I0844.enrevised.pdf

Legislation

Male to male relationships: Legal

Punishments for male to male relationships: No law

Female to female relationships: Legal

Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals

Same sex marriage or civil union: No

Discrimination protection

NRHI inclusive of sexual orientation: No

Constitution protection: Yes

Employment protection: Yes

Hate crimes law: Yes

Incitement: No

Other protection: Yes

LGBT organizations/networks

Asociación Entre Amigos: http://asociacionentreamigos.com/

Espacio de Mujeres Lesbianas por la Diversidad – Esmules: https://www.facebook.com/pg/esmules.elsalvador/about/?ref=page_internal

 

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