Alif Dhaal is governed by federal Maldives law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Alif Dhaal

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Homosexual activity in Alif Dhaal is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Penalty from 100 lashes up to 8 years in prison (not enforced towards Travellers or Non Muslims)
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Mar 6, 2017–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
1 to 9 years in prison and 10 to 30 whipping. Not enforced.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Alif Dhaal

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Same-sex marriage in Alif Dhaal is banned.

Current status
Banned
Maldives does not recognize same-sex marriage or unions between same-sex couples.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alif Dhaal

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Alif Dhaal is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Maldives, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Alif Dhaal

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Right to change legal gender in Alif Dhaal is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place to legally change one's gender.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Alif Dhaal

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Alif Dhaal is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No legal recognition.
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LGBT discrimination in Alif Dhaal

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LGBT discrimination in Alif Dhaal is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
As well as heavy social attitudes towards lgbt.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Alif Dhaal

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LGBT employment discrimination in Alif Dhaal is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Alif Dhaal

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LGBT housing discrimination in Alif Dhaal is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Alif Dhaal

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Same-sex adoption in Alif Dhaal is single only.

Current status
Single only
Homosexuality is illegal. No laws outlawing adoption.
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Serving openly in military in Alif Dhaal

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Serving openly in military in Alif Dhaal is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Impossible to serve openly but there is no law criminalizing lgbt serving.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Alif Dhaal

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Blood donations by MSMs in Alif Dhaal is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Alif Dhaal

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Conversion therapy in Alif Dhaal is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Maldives.
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Equal age of consent in Alif Dhaal

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Equal age of consent in Alif Dhaal is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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