• Homosexuality
    ✔ Male illegal, female legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    N/A
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in Samoa

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Current status
(since 1961)
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 5 years prison
Sources:
Samoa
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Jan 1, 1961–Sep 5, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
5-7 years in prison under the crime of sodomy. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending.
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Jan 1, 1961–Aug 22, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
5-7 years in prison under the crime of sodomy. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Samoa

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Current status
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Homosexuality is currently illegal. Has to be recognized under IACHR 2018 Ruling.
Sources:
No
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Right to change legal gender in Samoa

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
has a large transgender population. Missing non binary options on documents. Has a large transgender population.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Samoa

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2017)
Single only
Under state law.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Samoa

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Illegal in some contexts
Only in Employment only.
Sources:
No
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LGBT employment discrimination in Samoa

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2013)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Labour and Employment Relations Act and under hate crimes since 2017.
Sources:
Labour and Employment Relations Act


ilga.org/downloads/2017/ILG…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Samoa

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Current status
Ambiguous
under sexual orientation discrimination protections through human rights institute. As well sexual orientation and gender identity under federal hate crime law.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Samoa

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Current status
N/A
Doesn't have military. they are protected by USA.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Samoa

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Current status
Equal
Set age of consent but Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Samoa

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Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
under us blood donation laws.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Samoa

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Current status
Banned
Under Samoan law Since 2007.
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