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
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2012
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1980
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