Compare LGBT Rights in American Samoa & Cook Islands

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61 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1980
Male illegal, female legal
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2015
Not legal
Since 2000
Censorship of LGBT IssuesUnknownNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguousSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Single only
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1983
Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1980
Equal
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