Compare LGBT Rights in Cook Islands & Samoa

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Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legalMale illegal, female legal
Since 1961
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2000
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsAmbiguous
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1994
N/A
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousBanned
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