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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)

Ranked #14 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of same-sex couples having the right to marry?"

(72.6%) Disapprove
Approve (27.4%)

Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)

Ranked #16 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of [homosexuals] running for public office?"

(62.1%) Disapprove
Approve (37.9%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #59 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(63%) Not a good place
Good place (32%)

History

Homosexual activity in Dominican Republic

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Homosexual activity in Dominican Republic is legal.

Current status
Since 1822
Legal
The 1822 Criminal Code of the Dominican Republic did not criminalise same sex activity between consenting adults in private. The Criminal Code was updated in 2007 but did not change this.
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Same-sex marriage in Dominican Republic

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Same-sex marriage in Dominican Republic is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 1944
Unrecognized
Dominican Republic law does not recognise any marriage or partnership between same sex couples. In 2010 the Constitution was amended to affirm that "The State shall promote and protect the family organization based on the institution of marriage between a man and a woman" (Article 55). In 2018 the IACHR ruled that the American Convention on Human Rights requires Dominican Republic to legalise same-sex marriage.
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Jul 17, 1944–Sep 5, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Gay marriage Legalization required under 2018 IACHR Ruling. Gay marriage Pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dominican Republic

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Dominican Republic is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Dominican Republic is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
It is not possible to change legal gender in Dominican Republic
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Dominican Republic

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
The Dominican Republic does not allow gender change, including non-binary gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Dominican Republic

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LGBT discrimination in Dominican Republic is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 2000
Illegal in some contexts
Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation was probited by the General Law on Youth (Law 49/2000) and Article 11 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In 2011 Law 135/2011 on HIV/AIDS prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Dominican Republic

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LGBT employment discrimination in Dominican Republic is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT employment discrimination is not illegal, and Law 285-66 specifically prohibits LGBT people from serving in the police force.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Dominican Republic

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LGBT housing discrimination in Dominican Republic is no protections.

Current status
No protections
The law offers no protection for discrimination in matters of housing.
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Same-sex adoption in Dominican Republic

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Same-sex adoption in Dominican Republic is single only.

Current status
Single only
Same sex couples are not allowed to adopt. Additional scrutiny is placed on unmarried people wishing to adopt.
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Serving openly in military in Dominican Republic

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Serving openly in military in Dominican Republic is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
In 2012 the newspaper El Caribe cited the Minister of the Armed Forces as saying that "presence of homosexuals in their ranks" was prohibited by law.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Dominican Republic

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Blood donations by MSMs in Dominican Republic is legal.

Current status
Legal
No
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Conversion therapy in Dominican Republic

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Conversion therapy in Dominican Republic is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Dominican Republic

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Equal age of consent in Dominican Republic is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent is set equally at 18 years of age.
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