Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Iraq

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Unrecognized
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2024
Gender-affirming careBannedBanned
Since 2024
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Unknown
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Since 2024
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