According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “All men are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” This means that people should be free to choose their partners and live with equal rights, regardless of their sexual orientation.

But in Bulgaria, gay couples cannot adopt children, and the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria from 1991 defines marriage as “ union between a man and a woman’, thereby banning gay marriage.

Authors: Magdalena Georgieva; Ralitsa Pantova; Maria Zamfirova; Alexander Dimitrov, students from Secondary school “Ivan Vazov,  Varshets

Reflection Questions:

  • Which anti-discrimination laws in the country protect the rights of people from the LGBT community?
  • What difficulties do people from the LGBT community face?