• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Jamaica

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Current status
(since 1864)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Female same-sex encounters are not explicitly outlawed. However, all individuals (male/female) are prohibited from buggery (anal sex) with another individual. Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 76 of source) All male-male sexual encounters are prohibited under law. Punishment of up to 7 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 77 or source)
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Jan 1, 1864–May 2, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
8-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government.
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Same-sex marriage in Jamaica

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Current status
Unrecognized
Required Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Jamaica

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
It is preformed for who need it. Not allowed to change documents.
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Same-sex adoption in Jamaica

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Current status
(since Oct 6, 2017)
Single only
Full Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Jamaica

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Current status
(since Aug 6, 1962)
No protections
No protection exists for LGBTQ+ individuals
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LGBT housing discrimination in Jamaica

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Current status
(since Aug 6, 1962)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there. A cop in Jamaica said that conditions for lgbt were improving.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Jamaica

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Current status
No protections
People are being killed for being perceived gay.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Jamaica

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Current status
Legal
Hard to serve openly. Most homophobic place in Caribbean.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Jamaica

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Jamaica

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Jamaica

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Current status
Not banned
Only in one country in the Caribbean.
Sources:
No
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