Compare LGBT Rights in Mauritania

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Gender-affirming careBanned
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1983
Intersex infant surgeryUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyUnknown
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1983
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