• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Ethiopia

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May 19, 2016–Aug 1, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10 days to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
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Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Homosexuality is illegal in Ethiopia and penalties can range from 10 days to three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency. There is a maximum sentence of 10 years that can be imposed if an offender "uses violence, intimidation or coercion, trickery or fraud, or takes unfair advantage of the victim’s inability to offer resistance."

This status may change soon as anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penalty.
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Same-sex marriage in Ethiopia

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May 16, 2016–Jul 18, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
Not legal
LGBTQ relationships in Egypt are not legal.
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Right to change legal gender in Ethiopia

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Jan 1, 2017–Jun 24, 2018
Ambiguous
Legal to change but conditions are vague.
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Current status
Illegal
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Same-sex adoption in Ethiopia

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Jan 1, 2018–Jul 29, 2018
Ambiguous
In one region it is single only as part of Eritrea.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal
Ethiopian law prohibits same-sex couples from adopting a child.
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LGBT discrimination in Ethiopia

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Current status
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ethiopia

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Current status
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ethiopia

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Current status
No protections
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ethiopia

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May 25, 2015–Jul 14, 2018
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
not possible because of intense discrimination.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal
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Equal age of consent in Ethiopia

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Jan 18, 2017–Feb 1, 2018
Unequal
age of consent is set at 18 years old. Homosexuality is illegal.
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Current status
Unequal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ethiopia

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Current status
(since Dec 8, 2016)
Legal
According to Israel Times.
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Conversion therapy in Ethiopia

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Current status
Not banned
LGBT people here are attacked by neighbors.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Ethiopia.



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