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

History

Homosexual activity in Oman

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Feb 16, 1974–Sep 10, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
six months to 3 Years in Prison under the revision of the criminal code. under the crime of homosexuality. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Current status
(since Feb 16, 1974)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
According to Article 33 of the Omani Penal Code: "The following are deemed as disgracing crimes: [...] Homosexual and lesbian intercourses."

Article 223, "Homosexual and Lesbian Intercourses" states: "Any one who commits erotic acts with a person of the same sex shall be sentenced to imprisonment from six months to three years. The suspects of homosexual or lesbian intercourse shall be prosecuted without a prior complaint, if the act results in a public scandal. The suspects of lesbian intercourse among ascendants, descendants or sisters shall only be prosecuted upon a complaint from a relative or a relative by marriage forth-degree removed."
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Same-sex marriage in Oman

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Current status
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Oman.
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Right to change legal gender in Oman

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Jan 1, 2016–Sep 1, 2018
Ambiguous
No information on this.
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Current status
Illegal
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Same-sex adoption in Oman

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Current status
Illegal
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LGBT discrimination in Oman

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Nov 6, 1996–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT people are misunderstood. As well homosexuality is illegal.
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Current status
(since Nov 6, 1996)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal and as such not covered as a ground to have protection against discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Oman

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Current status
(since Nov 6, 1996)
Ambiguous
Some protection under gender based discrimination under Article 17 of Basic Law. According to the World Report 2018.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Oman

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Current status
(since Nov 6, 1996)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Oman

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Current status
Legal
Unoffical don't ask don't tell. because of the discrimination.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Oman

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Current status
Ambiguous
Homosexuality is illegal though. Marriage requirement.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Oman

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Oman

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Current status
Ambiguous
No information.
Sources:
No
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