Country Details: Gay Rights and Culture in the UK
UK LGBT Rights:
Homosexual Acts Legal? Yes
Same-sex Relationships Recognized? Yes
Same-sex Marriages Allowed? No
Same-sex Adoption Allowed? Yes
◊ Joint and stepchild adoption since 2005 (England and Wales), 2009 (Scotland)
Can Gays Serve Openly in the Military? Yes
Anti-discrimination Laws? Yes
◊ Discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity is illegal in housing, employment and the provision of goods and servicesLegislature
Concerning Gender Identity? Yes
◊ The Gender Recognition Act also gave transsexuals the right to change their legal gender.
Cultural Points of Interest:
London hosted Europride 2006, and is planned to host Worldpride 2012.
Pride London – official site for the annual Pride London festival, two weeks of theatre, music, debate, art and entertainment to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of LGBT people around the world.