PBI-Honduras accompanies Arcoiris at LGBTQI+ rights march in San Pedro Sula

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On September 22, PBI-Honduras posted: “This past weekend we were in San Pedro Sula [the country’s second largest city after Tegucigalpa] accompanying Arcoíris, the LGTB Association of Honduras and other LGTBI groups in the country in demanding recognition of the Gender Identity Act and the Equality and Equity Act.”

Equality and Equity

The Honduran Constitution expressly bans same-sex marriage and refuses to recognize them even if they have been legally sanctioned in other countries, including in Canada where it has been legal since July 2005. Honduras also bans adoption by same-sex couples.

Gender Identity Act

In Honduras it is not possible to change your name and it’s “forbidden by law to make any modification of the sex assigned in the original birth certificate.” This past July, the Inter-American Court on Human Rights (IACHR) ruled that the Honduran State must allow people to alter their gender identity on identification documents and public records.

The Peace Brigades International-Honduras Project has accompanied Arcoíris, the LGTB Association of Honduras since July 2015.

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