• Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

History

Homosexual activity in Swaziland

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Jan 1, 2014–Jul 16, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Imprisonment. not enforced. The just had its first ever pride parade on June 30, 2018.
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Current status
(since Oct 4, 2004)
Male illegal, female uncertain
Sodomy was a crime under the 1907 common law, punishable with either death or a lesser punishment at the discretion of the court. "Sodomy" has been defined by its courts as "unlawful and intentional sexual relations per anum between two human males.
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Oct 4, 2004–May 2, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
After section 252 part 1 of the Swaziland Constitutional Code. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Swaziland

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Current status
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Right to change legal gender in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2017)
Legal, surgery not required
In all of South Africa.
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Same-sex adoption in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Sep 6, 1968)
Single only
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Sep 6, 1968–Jul 16, 2018
Single only
No laws for same sex couples.
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LGBT discrimination in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1907)
Illegal in some contexts
Some protections under Article 20 of the constitution. Some under the domestic violence bill.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1907)
Ambiguous
None for sex, sexual orientation and or gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1907)
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Swaziland

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Current status
Legal
In all of South Africa.
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Swaziland

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Current status
Legal
All of South Africa.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Swaziland

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2015)
Equal
age of consent is 21. Homosexuality is illegal.
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Conversion therapy in Swaziland

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Current status
Not banned
Homosexuality is still illegal.
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