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

History

Homosexual activity in Syria

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Jun 22, 1949–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 3 years in prison in areas controlled by Syria. Not enforced. Legal in turkey held areas. Decriminalization pending. As well legal in Kurdistan.
Current status
(since Jun 22, 1949)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
The penal law states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment..."
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Same-sex marriage in Syria

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Jun 22, 1949–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
In Kurdistan, Syria, foreign same sex marriage recognized under EU law.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jun 22, 1949)
Not legal
As homosexuality is illegal, same sex marriage is also illegal by default.
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Right to change legal gender in Syria

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Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary option.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2011071…//www.gaymiddleeast.com/news/article17.htm


nationalgeographic.com/maga…
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Same-sex adoption in Syria

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Current status
Single only
single option in Syrian held areas. legal in afar which is taken by turkey.
Sources:
No
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LGBT discrimination in Syria

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Current status
(since Apr 25, 1964)
No protections
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Apr 22, 1964–Sep 10, 2018
No protections
None exist according to the 2016 ILGA lgbt rights report.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Syria

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Current status
(since Apr 25, 1964)
Varies by Region
Homosexuality is Taboo.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Syria

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Current status
(since Apr 25, 1964)
Varies by Region
No protections what soever.
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Syria

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Current status
Legal
No restrictions. however no discrimination protections. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
No
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Equal age of consent in Syria

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Current status
Equal
Set age of consent but homosexuality is illegal. Article 491 of the criminal code
Sources:
No
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Blood donations by MSMs in Syria

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Current status
Legal
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Syria

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Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Sources:
No
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