LGBT Rights in Dhi Qar Province

Dhi Qar is governed by federal Iraq law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    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
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Dhi Qar

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Homosexual activity in Dhi Qar is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jul 19, 1969
Ambiguous
Even though Iraq's Criminal Code doesn't mention homosexuality in its penal code, Articles such as 401 in the penal code can be used against LGBT community. Efforts have been made to officially recriminalize homosexuality in Iraq, however.
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Same-sex marriage in Dhi Qar

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Same-sex marriage in Dhi Qar is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Unrecognized
Same-sex relationships are not recognized in Iraq.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dhi Qar

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dhi Qar is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Not known in Iraqi Kurdistan but LGBT people could be censored in Iraq under extensive public morality law namely , paragraph 215 , 220, 376, 401,402,403,404 and 408 of the Iraqi Penal code.

In August 2023, Iraq banned all media from using term "homosexuality", saying they must use "sexual deviance." The term "gender" was also banned.
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Right to change legal gender in Dhi Qar

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Right to change legal gender in Dhi Qar is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
You cannot legally change your gender in Iraq.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Dhi Qar

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
No recognition in Iraq
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LGBT discrimination in Dhi Qar

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LGBT discrimination in Dhi Qar is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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LGBT employment discrimination in Dhi Qar

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LGBT employment discrimination in Dhi Qar is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no employment discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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LGBT housing discrimination in Dhi Qar

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LGBT housing discrimination in Dhi Qar is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no housing discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
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Same-sex adoption in Dhi Qar

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Same-sex adoption in Dhi Qar is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Adoption by any person goes against Iraqi law. Guardianship is possible by extended family and close friends of the same religion as the child.
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Serving openly in military in Dhi Qar

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Serving openly in military in Dhi Qar is illegal.

Current status
Since 2007
Illegal
The Military penal law No. 19 2007 prohibits its men from engaging Homosexual acts.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Dhi Qar

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Blood donations by MSMs in Dhi Qar is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under recent changes.
Sources:
www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx
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Conversion therapy in Dhi Qar

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Conversion therapy in Dhi Qar is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No protections
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Equal age of consent in Dhi Qar

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Equal age of consent in Dhi Qar is equal.

Current status
Since 2003
Equal
Equal for homosexual and heterosexual peoples (18 years old)
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Unequal
According to the Iraq Penal Code of 1969, the age of consent is 18, however, this only applies to heterosexual sex.
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