(See Below for Case Law, Evidence of Public Attitudes, NGOs that Assist or Advocate on LGBTI issues, and Country of Origin LGBTI Specialists)
Homosexuality was decriminalized in the Czech Republic in 1962. The age of consent was equalized in 1990. Anti-discrimination protections were introduced into the National Labour Code in 2001, giving gay soldiers the right to serve openly in the military. Registered partnerships were legalized in 2006.
A law providing access to gender reassignment for trans people is in force, but according to ILGA-Europe, the law includes various requirements that do not meet human rights standards.
No LGBTI asylum cases are listed here, but we welcome suggestions.
PUBLIC ATTITUDES AND/OR STATE'S CAPACITY TO PROTECT
The 2013 ILGA annual review of LGBTI issues in the Czech Republic
a pollconducted by the Public Opinion Research Centre of the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences (CVVM Institute) showing that 75% (compared to 72% in 2011) of Czechs believed in 2013 that same-sex couples should have access to registered partnerships, and 51% supported marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Attitudes vary throughout the country
, however : Czeslaw Walek, chairman of the Prague Pride Association stated that “you’re in Prague, you have the feeling that the LGBT community is accepted, but you have to go outside of Prague to see what life is really like for gays and lesbians who live in a small city and who are afraid to hold their partner’s hand, who are afraid of kissing in public, and who have to be in hiding.”
In December 2010, Czech Republic ‘phallometric testing’ whether asylum seekers .
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)
No NGO working on LGBTI issues in the Czech Republic is currently listed here, but we welcome suggestions.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN SPECIALISTS
No specialist on LGBTI issues in the Czech Republic is currently listed here, but we welcome suggestions.
Researched by Victoria Smythies
Email: vsmythiesgmail [dot] com