Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & South Africa

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Legal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2010
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2007
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