LGBT Rights in Central Province

Central 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 Central

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Homosexual activity in Central 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 Central

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Same-sex marriage in Central 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 Central

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Central 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 Central

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Right to change legal gender in Central 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 Central

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

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

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LGBT discrimination in Central 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 Central

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LGBT employment discrimination in Central is no protections.

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

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LGBT housing discrimination in Central is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Central is single only.

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

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Serving openly in military in Central 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 Central

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Blood donations by MSMs in Central is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Central

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Conversion therapy in Central 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 Central

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Equal age of consent in Central is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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