Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Laos

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Unrecognized
Since 1990
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Gender-affirming careBannedRestricted
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1953
Same-sex adoptionIllegalAmbiguous
Since 1990
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalAmbiguous
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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