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LGBT Rights in Dominica

    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
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Public Opinion

Research in attittudes towards LGBTQ+ issues in Dominica have identified a strong opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, reflecting underlying homophobic sentiments, based on a limited set of sources.

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History

Homosexual activity in Dominica

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

Current status
Since Apr 22, 1998
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 5 years for "gross indecency" (Decriminalization pending)
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Same-sex marriage in Dominica

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Same-sex marriage in Dominica is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Dominica does not accept the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dominica

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dominica is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Dominica is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Legalization required under 2018 AICHR Ruling. No laws in place.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Dominica

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Dominica

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LGBT discrimination in Dominica is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2020
Illegal in some contexts
Pursuant to rule 7(1) of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Sentencing Guidelines) Rules (2019), adopted by the Commonwealth of Dominica under Statutory Instrument No. 3 (2019), Practice Direction 8E No. 1 (effective 1 September 2020) includes under Section 5(j) the crime of murder motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation among the exceptionally serious crimes that could lead to the imposition of life imprisonment for the perpetrator.
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Until Sep 1, 2020
No protections
No Discrimination protections. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Dominica

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LGBT employment discrimination in Dominica is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Cops laugh at people who report lgbt violence.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Dominica

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LGBT housing discrimination in Dominica is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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Same-sex adoption in Dominica

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Same-sex adoption in Dominica is single only.

Current status
Single only
Full legalization required under 2018 AICHR Ruling.
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Serving openly in military in Dominica

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Serving openly in military in Dominica is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Inapplicable since Dominica has no military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Dominica

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Blood donations by MSMs in Dominica is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Dominica

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Conversion therapy in Dominica is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Dominica

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Equal age of consent in Dominica is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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LGBT Rights by Parish

View the LGBT laws in each individual parish of Dominica.