• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unregistered cohabitation
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Pakistan ranks #30 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(87%) No
Yes (2%)

History

Homosexual activity in Pakistan

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Oct 6, 1880–Sep 8, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
2 to less than 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Legal in Punjab.
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Current status
(since Oct 6, 1860)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 377 states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment...
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Same-sex marriage in Pakistan

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Current status
(since Oct 7, 1958)
Unregistered cohabitation
Technically, there are no law that prohibits cohabitation or marriage of a same-sex couple. However, if they are convicted of sodomy, the party face penalties according to the penal law.
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Oct 7, 1958–Sep 18, 2018
Unregistered cohabitation
No laws in place.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Pakistan

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2017)
Legal, surgery not required
Third gender recognized.
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Same-sex adoption in Pakistan

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Pakistan

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Apr 12, 1973–Sep 19, 2018
Illegal
Full protection since 2018. As well Hate crime laws pending for transgender people.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Apr 12, 1973)
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Pakistan

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Apr 12, 1973–Sep 10, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full protection since 2017.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Apr 12, 1973)
No protections
No protection is afforded
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LGBT housing discrimination in Pakistan

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Apr 12, 1973–Sep 9, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full protection since 2017. Including Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute.
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Current status
(since Apr 12, 1973)
No protections
No protection is afforded
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Pakistan

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Current status
Legal
As well full discrimination protections in all employment.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Pakistan

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Current status
(since Apr 12, 1973)
Unequal
Age of marrying for men is 18 and age of marrying for women is 16. No explicit age of consent for sexual activity is set. However, homosexuality is illegal.
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Apr 12, 1973–Sep 19, 2018
Unequal
Full age of consent equalization pending. Only equal age of consent in Punjab.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Pakistan

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
Legalization pending.
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Conversion therapy in Pakistan

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Current status
Not banned
No laws outlawing this.
Sources:
No
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Pakistan.



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