• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Housing Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Botswana

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Current status
(since Jun 10, 1964)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Fine; up to seven years imprisonment. Although same-sex sexual acts remain illegal, their prosecution is rare according to a 2004 publication.
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Jun 10, 1964–Sep 20, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 7 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Botswana

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Apr 22, 2016–Oct 22, 2017
Unrecognized
from a ruling in the supreme Botswana Court. legalization rejected.
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Current status
(since Jun 10, 1964)
Not legal
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Right to change legal gender in Botswana

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
just recognized a female who transitioned to male.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Botswana

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Current status
Single only
No
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LGBT discrimination in Botswana

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Current status
(since Dec 14, 1984)
Illegal in some contexts
Workplace discrimination banned (unsure on Trans discrimination)
Sources:
ilo.org/dyn/travail/docs/17… (Section 23)
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LGBT employment discrimination in Botswana

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Current status
(since Aug 10, 2010)
Sexual orientation only
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LGBT housing discrimination in Botswana

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Current status
(since Aug 10, 2010)
Sexual orientation only
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Botswana

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Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Because of Discrimination protections for sexual orientation.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Botswana

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Current status
Equal
Set at 16 years old.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Botswana

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Current status
Legal
No
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Conversion therapy in Botswana

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Current status
(since Mar 17, 2016)
Not banned
Botswana Court of Appeal Denied Ban
Sources:
No
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