• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • 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–Mar 6, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
One month to one year in prison.
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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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Right to change legal gender in Bhutan

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Bhutan

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Current status
Illegal
No information on the lgbt adoption there.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Bhutan

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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 housing discrimination in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Dec 14, 2006)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bhutan

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Current status
(since Dec 14, 2006)
No protections
No
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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Equal age of consent in Bhutan

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent is 18 regardless of sex or gender identify. According to Article 183 of the Criminal Code of Bhutan.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bhutan

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Bhutan

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Current status
Ambiguous
No information on this
Sources:
No
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Current status
Not banned
Homosexuality is still illegal there.
Sources:
No
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