Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Sao Tome and Principe

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 1984
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2012
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