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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #21 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(86.09%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (10.07%)

History

Homosexual activity in Burundi

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Homosexual activity in Burundi is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Apr 22, 2009
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 2 years imprisonment and/or up to 50,000 frank fine
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Same-sex marriage in Burundi

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Same-sex marriage in Burundi is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Mar 18, 2005
Unrecognized
Burundian constitution prohibits same-sex marriage
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Mar 18, 2005–Sep 1, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Burundi

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Burundi is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Burundi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Burundi

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Burundi is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Burundi

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LGBT discrimination in Burundi is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 2001
Illegal in some contexts
Under the new Burundi new anti-discrimination. As well sexual orientation discrimination protection only through Human rights institute.
Sources:
www.irinnews.org


ilga.org/downloads/02_ILGA_…
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LGBT employment discrimination in Burundi

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LGBT employment discrimination in Burundi is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 2001
Ambiguous
Some protections under the new discrimination protection. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Burundi

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LGBT housing discrimination in Burundi is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 2001
No protections
Only in Employment.
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Same-sex adoption in Burundi

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Same-sex adoption in Burundi is single only.

Current status
Single only
No restrictions. no laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Burundi

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Serving openly in military in Burundi is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions on lgbt serving.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Burundi

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Blood donations by MSMs in Burundi is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to the African Blood Donation Association.
Sources:
www.africafederation.org › Jamaats
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Burundi

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Conversion therapy in Burundi is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Burundi

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Equal age of consent in Burundi is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age of consent but homosexuality is illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Burundi.