• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    N/A
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Iraq

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Jul 19, 1969–Sep 9, 2018
Legal
Legal since 2003 after removal of sodamy from the criminal code. Although there is vigilante justice does occur. No discrimination protection in Iraq.
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Current status
(since Jul 19, 1969)
Ambiguous
Even though Iraq's Criminal Code doesn't mention homosexuality in its penal code, Articles such as 400 in the penal code can be used against LGBT community.
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Same-sex marriage in Iraq

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2003)
Unrecognized
Same-sex relationships are not recognized in Iraq.
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Jan 1, 2003–Sep 7, 2018
Unrecognized
lgbt community is very taboo and homosexuality just became legal in 2003.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Iraq

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Iraq

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Current status
Single only
Only single because no other laws in place.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Iraq

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Jan 1, 2003–Sep 9, 2018
No protections
No discrimination protections have been added after change of Criminal code. None exist in Kurdistan and or Iraq. LGBT community is in the underground seen.
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Current status
No protections
According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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LGBT employment discrimination in Iraq

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Current status
No protections
There are no employment discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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LGBT housing discrimination in Iraq

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Current status
No protections
There are no housing discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Iraq

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Current status
(since Oct 15, 2017)
Legal
No laws in place criminalizing lgbt serving. As well Same sex activity is legal.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Iraq

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Jan 1, 1969–Sep 7, 2018
Equal
Set age of Consent for heterosexual and lgbt people.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since 1969)
N/A
According to the Iraq Penal Code of 1969, the age of consent is 18, however, this only applies to heterosexual sex.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Iraq

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under recent changes.
Sources:
www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx
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Conversion therapy in Iraq

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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