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LGBT Rights in East Region

East is governed by federal Cameroon law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Public Opinion

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History

Homosexual activity in East

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

Current status
Since Nov 12, 1967
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 5 years imprisonment and/or 200,000 franc fine.
Added by chris  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Nov 12, 1967–Sep 17, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Six months to 5 years in prison and a fine of 20,000-200,000 CFA. Not enforced.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in East

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Same-sex marriage in East is not legal.

Current status
Since Nov 12, 1967
Not legal
Homosexuality is illegal in Cameroon.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in East

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in East is state-enforced.

Current status
Since 2016
State-enforced
Section 264 of the Penal Code (2016) criminalises the public utterance of any “immoral speech” and the drawing of the public’s attention to any “occasion of immorality”. In light of the criminalisation of same-sex intimacy, a legal scholar has suggested that a publicly uttered speech advocating “unnatural sexual indulgence” would be considered “immoral”.
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Right to change legal gender in East

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Right to change legal gender in East is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Gender marker change is not possible in Cameroon. Transgender and gender diverse people are de facto criminalised.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in East

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
The option of identifying as “non-binary/intersex/gender non-conforming” is not available.
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LGBT discrimination in East

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LGBT discrimination in East is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in East

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LGBT employment discrimination in East is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
No protections because homosexuality is still illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in East

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LGBT housing discrimination in East is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 2, 1972
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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Same-sex adoption in East

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Same-sex adoption in East is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in East

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Serving openly in military in East is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Blood donations by MSMs in East

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Blood donations by MSMs in East is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions that I know of.
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Conversion therapy in East

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Conversion therapy in East is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in East is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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