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

History

Homosexual activity in Somalia

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Dec 16, 1962–Sep 1, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
3 months to 3 years. Illegal as part of the british protectorate. Not enforced. Changes pending in Somaliland.
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Current status
(since Dec 16, 1962)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. But, in some Southern regions of Somalia, certain Islamic courts have imposed a death penalty for this, abiding by the Sharia law. In case of non serious offence, this reduces by one third.
Sources:
somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Cod…
"http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/
refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/…
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Same-sex marriage in Somalia

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Dec 16, 1962–Sep 1, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Somalia.
Sources:
"http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/
refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/…
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Right to change legal gender in Somalia

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Current status
Ambiguous
Under Section 409 of the Somalia criminal Code for Somalia. Changes pending in Somaliland.
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Same-sex adoption in Somalia

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Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Somalia

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Current status
(since Dec 16, 1962)
No protections
Government just formed. One of the many countries that do not put on pride parade. As well the intense discrimination which make it impossible to improve conditions in Somalia or Somaliland.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Somalia

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Current status
(since Dec 16, 1962)
No protections
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Somalia

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Current status
(since Dec 16, 1962)
No protections
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Somalia

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Somalia

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Current status
Equal
Set age of 18 years. Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Somalia

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Somalia

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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