• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Mar 9, 2012)
Legal
The Penal Code Act of 2010 decriminalized homosexuality.
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1884–Mar 9, 2012
Male illegal, female legal
The Roman-Dutch law of the Cape Colony, including the sodomy offence, was applied to Basutoland (as Lesotho was then known) by a proclamation of the British High Commissioner in 1884 (exact date unknown).
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Same-sex marriage in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Oct 4, 1966)
Not legal
The common law definition of marriage is “a union of one man with one woman, to the exclusion, while it lasts, of all others”
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Oct 4, 1966–Sep 8, 2018
Unregistered cohabitation
For certain aspects.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Lesotho

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
In all of South Africa. Missing non binary options.
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Same-sex adoption in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Oct 4, 1966)
Illegal
Single males and same-sex couples cannot adopt
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Oct 4, 1966–Sep 8, 2018
Single only
No other laws in place.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Mar 9, 2012)
Illegal in some contexts
Date Lesotho decriminalized homosexuality. Protections not included in Penal Code Act of 2010. Some as part of South Africa.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Mar 9, 2012)
No protections
high discrimination from the aids epidemic. Discrimination protections pending.
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Mar 9, 2012)
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Lesotho

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Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Lesotho

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2012)
Equal
when they decriminalized homosexuality.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lesotho

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Current status
Legal
In all of Africa.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Lesotho

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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