The country of Andorra – a nation of 80,000 people situated on the border of France and Spain – is set to finally embrace Marriage Equality.
According to reporting by Openly, the government of Andorra has introduced legislation that will remove the legal distinction between same-sex civil unions and heterosexual weddings. It is expected to come into effect in the coming months.
What life like for LGBTQ people in Andorra?
Is it legal to be gay in Andorra?
Yes. The law prohibiting same-sex sexual activity was abolished in 1791.
The age of consent is 14 – that’s the same for same-sex sexual activity as well as heterosexual sexual activity.
Does Andorra provide anti-discrimination protection to LGBTQ people?
Yes. Discrimination protections have been in place since 2005.
Is there Marriage Equality in Andorra?
Almost. Civil unions have been available to same-sex couples since 2014. Legislation is being enacted that will remove the legal distinction between a civil union and a marriage. This will deliver Marriage Equality for everyone in Andorra.
Can same-sex couples in Andorra adopt children?
Yes. This has been possible since 2014.
Is Andorra a good place to be LGBTQ?
Andorra is a relatively tolerant society. With the protections and equality that LGBTQ people in Andorra benefit from, Andorra is a pretty good place to be queer.