• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Cook Islands

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Nov 28, 2016–Mar 23, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Five to Seven years in prison. Not enforced. decriminalization pending.
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Current status
Male illegal, female legal
Men can receive up to 7 years in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in Cook Islands

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Aug 16, 2000–Mar 8, 2018
Unrecognized
Only country that still outlaws gay marriage in any form is Palau.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Aug 16, 2000)
Not legal
Outlawed by the Marriage Amendment Act 2000.
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Right to change legal gender in Cook Islands

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Cook Islands

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Cook Islands

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2013)
Illegal in some contexts
only in employment.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Cook Islands

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Current status
No protections
Only in Employment.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Cook Islands

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Cook Island Criminal Code.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Cook Islands

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Current status
(since Feb 1, 1994)
Legal
New Zealand responsible for defence.
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Equal age of consent in Cook Islands

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Current status
Unequal
Only equal for females. Age of consent will equalize when bill decriminalizes homosexuality.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
Only equal for females.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
Only equal for females.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
Only equal for females.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
Only equal for females.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Cook Islands

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Cook Islands

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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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