3.9.3 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People (LGBT)
The rights of LGBT people in Spain are established in a law that recognizes same sex marriage and adoption of children by couples of the same sex. Law 13/2005, July 1, which amends the Civil Code concerning the right to marry.
There are also services whose aim is to avoid situations of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and to inform and guide LGBT people. These services are both public and private, managed by the Autonomous Regions, municipalities and social organizations of associations of LGBT people.
- Autonomous Regions and Municipalities
In some Autonomous Regions and municipalities there are specific services that offer advice, guidance and support to LGBT people including:
- Reception and information
- Social assistance
- Psychological care
- Assistance in job search
- Legal assistance
- Awareness and training
These are services that offer support to LGBT people and their families.
- Social Entities
The LGBT associations have a very strong presence throughout the Spanish territory. LGBT associations, as well as raising pubic awareness, offer different services to LGBT people:
- Assistance and information centres
- Legal, psychological and medical advice
- Special groups of deaf people and immigrants
- Office of complaints
On the website of the Federation of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual People (FELGTB) you will find a directory of LGBT associations throughout Spain:www.felgtb.org