• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    N/A
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

History

Homosexual activity in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1992)
Legal
Sources:
Vientnamese Constitution 1992 - vietnamlaws.com/freelaws/Co…
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Same-sex marriage in Vietnam

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Nov 12, 2013–Feb 21, 2018
Unrecognized
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Nov 12, 2013)
Unrecognized
Proposition 110 still states that same sex union is not legal. However, it removed all penalty involved with marriage ceremony or attempts to register, effectively de-criminalizing the act.
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Jun 9, 2000–Nov 11, 2013
Not legal
The marriage law explicitly prohibits marriage between same-sex couples
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Right to change legal gender in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Nov 23, 2015)
Legal, but requires surgery
The Vietnamese Government voted overwhelmingly in favour of legalizing the right to change an individual's legal gender
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Nov 23, 2015–Aug 28, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
No requirements since 2017
Sources:
No
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Aug 5, 2008–Nov 23, 2015
Illegal
Legally, one can only change the gender when he/she is very young and has condition that "confuses" the actual gender of the child. Once the sexual organ is "fully developed", a citizen can't change his/her gender.
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Same-sex adoption in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Jun 9, 2000)
Single only
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Jan 1, 1992–Feb 21, 2018
Single only
No
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LGBT discrimination in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1992)
No protections
There are no specific laws protecting members of LGBTQ communities from discrimination
Sources:
Australia Country Advice - refworld.org/pdfid/50f7fa112.pdf
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LGBT employment discrimination in Vietnam

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1992)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Vietnam

?
Current status
(since Jan 1, 1992)
No protections
No
Sources:
No
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1992)
Legal
Technically, homosexuals can serve openly in the military. There are no laws protecting them against discriminations though.
Sources:
Vietnam People's Army - Thayer american.edu/sis/aseanstudi…
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Equal age of consent in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Dec 21, 1999)
Equal
The age of consent is 16 years old. However, this is due to the LGBT population not being officially mentioned or recognized in the law
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Blood donations by MSMs in Vietnam

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Current status
N/A
There are no laws regarding donating blood in Vietnam.
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Conversion therapy in Vietnam

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Current status
(since Apr 17, 2013)
Banned
Only in few countries in asia.
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