• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
  • Adoption
    Ambiguous
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Laos

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Current status
(since Jan 9, 1990)
Legal
The penal code for the current political system was not drafted until the 1990 (37 years after the country gained independence)
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Same-sex marriage in Laos

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Nov 29, 1990–Sep 20, 2018
Unrecognized
Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Nov 29, 1990)
Unrecognized
Article 1 of the marriage law defines marriage to be a union between a man and a woman
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Right to change legal gender in Laos

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Laos

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Dec 24, 1990–Sep 13, 2018
Single only
Legal under constitution. No laws for same sex couples.
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Current status
(since Dec 24, 1990)
Ambiguous
The Lao family law states in article 38 that people who have "inappropriate behaviours" or those who have had their parental rights withdrawn may not adopt children. However, LGBT is not explicitly covered in the way this law is written so the result is ambiguous.
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LGBT discrimination in Laos

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Oct 22, 1953–Sep 19, 2018
No protections
None exist in the Laosan constitution.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Oct 22, 1953)
No protections
The constitution does not explicitly cover sexual orientations and gender identities in protection against discrimination
Sources:
ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_protect/@protrav/@ilo_aids/documents/legaldocument/wcms_117348.pdf
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LGBT employment discrimination in Laos

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Current status
(since Oct 22, 1953)
No protections
No information on this.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Laos

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Current status
(since Oct 22, 1953)
No protections
They have no protections in laos.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Laos

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2012)
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Laos

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Current status
Equal
No laws have ever existed for this.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Laos

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Current status
Legal
According to the Red Cross.
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Conversion therapy in Laos

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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