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

History

Homosexual activity in Namibia

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Jan 1, 2016–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Punishment is not enforced. Activists are trying to get this decriminalized. Decriminalization pending.
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Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
According to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia:
"Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."
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Same-sex marriage in Namibia

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Jan 1, 2016–Sep 5, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal. Under review by Namibian Court since 2018.
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Current status
Not legal
As homosexuality is illegal, same sex union is also illegal
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Right to change legal gender in Namibia

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents. Under the Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act 81 of 1963.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Illegal
No
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Namibia

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Current status
(since Oct 12, 2017)
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Namibia

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Current status
(since Mar 12, 1990)
No protections
Discrimination is legal (as there are no provisions) and the date provided is the date that the constitution of the country is written. Discrimination protection is only granted for sex, race, social and economic conditions.
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Mar 12, 1990–Sep 1, 2018
No protections
None exist in the criminal code.
Sources:
no
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LGBT employment discrimination in Namibia

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Current status
(since 2004)
No protections
Law on prohibition of discrimination in employment was repealed.

Section 139 of the Labour Act of 2004 repealed the Labour Act of 1992 which in Section 107 prohibited sexual orientation discrimination.
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Jan 1, 2004–Sep 19, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sexual orientation through human rights institute. Some discrimination protection under sex discrimination.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Namibia

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Mar 12, 2004–Sep 18, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
just recently added protection
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2004)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Namibia

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

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Current status
Equal
Set age of Consent.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
Unequal
No
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Namibia

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Current status
Legal
No
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Conversion therapy in Namibia

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Current status
Not banned
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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