LGBT Rights in Al Buraymi Governorate

Al Buraymi is governed by federal Oman law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Al Buraymi

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Homosexual activity in Al Buraymi is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1974
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Penal Code (1974) and Penal Code (2018) both criminalize homosexual sex between gay men and lesbians. The maximum punishment in both penal codes is 3 years imprisonment.
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Same-sex marriage in Al Buraymi

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Same-sex marriage in Al Buraymi is banned.

Current status
Banned
Oman is an Islamic state, so same-sex marriages are not recognized or performed in the country.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Al Buraymi

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Al Buraymi is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Social media, newspapers are illegal in Oman, LGBTQ issues are censored to the point of imprisonment with several news people going to jail for reporting in Oman.

Right to change legal gender in Al Buraymi

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Right to change legal gender in Al Buraymi is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
There is no legal outline set up in order to legally change your gender. Also, under Article 266 in the 2018 Penal Code, it is an offense for a man to appear dressed in women’s clothing. The penalty for the offense is between one month and one year imprisonment and a fine.
Sources:
humandignitytrust.org/count…~:text=Article%20266%20makes%20it%20an,year%20imprisonment%20and%20a%20fine.
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Gender-affirming care in Al Buraymi

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Gender-affirming care in Al Buraymi is banned.

Current status
Banned
It is banned to have gender affirming care in Oman, women have been routinely discriminated against. There are no known laws for gender affirming care to be legal.
Sources:
gov.uk/government/publicati…~:text=Oman%3A%20gender%20recognition,-This%20section%20gives&text=Transgender%20citizens%20are%20not%20recognised%20in%20Oman.
state.gov/reports/2023-coun…
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Al Buraymi

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Al Buraymi is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Transgender people are not legally recognized in the country of Oman, this includes non-binary people.

LGBT discrimination in Al Buraymi

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LGBT discrimination in Al Buraymi is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no LGBTQ discrimination protections provided in Oman.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Al Buraymi

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LGBT employment discrimination in Al Buraymi is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no LGBTQ discrimination protections provided in Oman under employment discrimination.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Al Buraymi

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LGBT housing discrimination in Al Buraymi is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no LGBTQ discrimination protections provided in Oman under housing discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Al Buraymi

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Same-sex adoption in Al Buraymi is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1979
Illegal
It is illegal to get married to the same sex, therefore there is no adoption for same-sex couples in Oman.
Sources:
policehumanrightsresources.…
web.archive.org/web/2016102…//old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_SSHR_2014_
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Intersex infant surgery in Al Buraymi

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Intersex infant surgery in Al Buraymi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Al Buraymi

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Serving openly in military in Al Buraymi is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1979
Illegal
Homosexual activity is illegal in Oman, since 1979 homosexual people are not to do such.
Sources:
state.gov/reports/2022-coun…
(see homosexual activity)
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Blood donations by MSMs in Al Buraymi

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Blood donations by MSMs in Al Buraymi is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual Activity is illegal, blood donations are not possible unless you are heterosexual in Oman
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2013100…//lgbtweekly.com/2013/10/08/gulf-cooperation-countries-to-test-detect-then-ban-gays-from-entering-their-countries/
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Conversion therapy in Al Buraymi

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Conversion therapy in Al Buraymi is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Homosexual Activity is illegal in Oman, conversion therapy is not banned due to no known laws protecting it.

Equal age of consent in Al Buraymi

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Equal age of consent in Al Buraymi is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexual Activity is illegal in Oman, Women and Man are equal, LGBTQ members are left out. Same-sex marriage is illegal
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2013100…//lgbtweekly.com/2013/10/08/gulf-cooperation-countries-to-test-detect-then-ban-gays-from-entering-their-countries/
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