• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Gambia

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Jul 21, 2005–Sep 18, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
7 to 14 years in prison under unnatural acts/ indecent acts. President is looking at decriminalize homosexuality. not enforced. decriminalization pending.
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Current status
(since Jul 21, 2005)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years
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Same-sex marriage in Gambia

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Jul 21, 2005–Sep 15, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jul 21, 2005)
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Gambia.
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Right to change legal gender in Gambia

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Gambia

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Current status
Single only
However no laws in place for same sex couples. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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LGBT discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
Illegal
Full discrimination protections under the admendment to the criminal code. Decriminalization pending.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia

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Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full discrimination protection under amendment to the criminal code.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Gambia

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Current status
Legal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Equal age of consent in Gambia

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Current status
Equal
Set age of consent.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Gambia

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Current status
Legal
All across Africa except for a few Countries.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Gambia

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Current status
Not banned
Only criminalized in South Africa.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Gambia.



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