• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Aug 11, 2004)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Offence of "unnatural" sex is considered a petty misdemeanor in article 213 & 214.
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Aug 11, 2004–Jul 19, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
One month to one year in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Aug 11, 2004)
Not legal
Since the Penal code of Bhutan was formalized in 2004, homosexuality is considered illegal and people found guilty can be sentenced to prison for 1 month to 1 year as per the clauses 213 & 214.
Sources:
"http://www.samesexrelationshipguide.com/~/media/files/ssrguide/asia/legal-recognition-of-samesex-relationships--bhutan.pdf
bbs.bt/news/?p=30953 "
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Aug 11, 2004–Jul 19, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Bhutan

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
As well the country has non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Bhutan

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Bhutan

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Dec 14, 2006–Jul 13, 2018
No protections
Attitudes in Bhutan are changing towards lgbt.
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Current status
(since Dec 14, 2006)
No protections
No protection exists for sexual orientation and gender identity under the current constitution. In addition, homosexuality is still currently illegal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Mar 26, 2018)
No protections
Gay people or transgender people are misunderstood.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Mar 26, 2018)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there. As well LGBT people are considered taboo.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Bhutan

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bhutan

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Current status
Legal
No
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Equal age of consent in Bhutan

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Current status
Equal
Set age of 14 years.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Bhutan

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Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized.
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Current status
Not banned
Homosexuality is still illegal there.
Sources:
No
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