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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Homosexual activity in Democratic Republic of the Congo is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 30, 1940
Legal
Homosexuality is technically legal. However public display of homosexual affections can be persecuted due to some other obscure laws.
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Same-sex marriage in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Same-sex marriage in Democratic Republic of the Congo is not legal.

Current status
Since Feb 18, 2006
Not legal
The 2006 constitution explicitly prohibits same sex marriage
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Democratic Republic of the Congo is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Democratic Republic of the Congo is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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LGBT discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 1960
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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LGBT employment discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 1960
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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LGBT housing discrimination in Democratic Republic of the Congo is no protections.

Current status
Since Jun 30, 1960
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Same-sex adoption in Democratic Republic of the Congo is single only.

Current status
Since Sep 18, 2017
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Democratic Republic of the Congo is legal.

Current status
Legal
Missing discrimination protections.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Blood donations by MSMs in Democratic Republic of the Congo is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Conversion therapy in Democratic Republic of the Congo is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Equal age of consent in Democratic Republic of the Congo is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2006
Equal
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Democratic Republic of the Congo.