• 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
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Swaziland

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Jan 1, 2014–Aug 1, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Imprisonment. not enforced. The just had its first ever pride parade on June 30, 2018. the pride parade went off without any violence.
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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
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
due to homosexuality being criminalized. as well lots of hatetred.
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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Blood donations by MSMs in Swaziland

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Current status
Legal
All of South Africa.
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Swaziland

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Current status
Ambiguous
Homosexuality is still illegal.
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