New Bolivian Constitution Bans Gay Discrimination

bolivia-flag“Bolivia’s new constitution, approved by 61 percent of voters last month, bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The constitution took effect Feb. 7. According to New York-based Latino activist Andrés Duque, Article 14.II, titled “Fundamental Rights and Guarantees,” reads, “The State prohibits and punishes all forms of discrimination founded on the basis of sex, skin color, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, origin, culture, nationality, citizenship, language, religious beliefs, ideology, political or philosophical affiliation.” [GLT]