• Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • 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
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Iraq

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Jul 19, 1969–Oct 1, 2017
Legal
Since 2003.
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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
Unrecognized
Same-sex relationships are not recognized in Iraq.
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Right to change legal gender in Iraq

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Current status
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Iraq

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Current status
Illegal
Illegal for all citizens. determined by government.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Iraq

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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
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Iraq

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Jan 1, 1969–Sep 27, 2017
Unequal
No
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
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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