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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
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History

Homosexual activity in Eritrea

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

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Simple Imprisonment: 10 days to 3 years.
Added by chris  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jul 23, 1957–Sep 6, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10 days to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Eritrea

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Same-sex marriage in Eritrea is not legal.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
Not legal
All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=49216a0a2
Added by chris  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Eritrea

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Eritrea is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Eritrea is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Eritrea

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Eritrea

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LGBT discrimination in Eritrea is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal, no legal protection exists for either gender identity or sexual orientations
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LGBT employment discrimination in Eritrea

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LGBT employment discrimination in Eritrea is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
No protections
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Eritrea

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LGBT housing discrimination in Eritrea is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Eritrea

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Same-sex adoption in Eritrea is single only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2010
Single only
Only single people.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Eritrea

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Eritrea is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
Illegal
All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=49216a0a2
Added by chris  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Eritrea

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Blood donations by MSMs in Eritrea is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
Banned (indefinite deferral)
All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=49216a0a2
Added by chris  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Eritrea

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Conversion therapy in Eritrea is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not criminalized in Eritrea or in Ethiopia.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Eritrea

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Equal age of consent in Eritrea is unequal.

Current status
Since Jul 23, 1957
Unequal
All Homosexual Activity is outlawed.
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?docid=49216a0a2
Added by chris  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jul 23, 1957–Sep 9, 2018
Equal
Set age of consent.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


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