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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #62 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(69.1%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (30.1%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #62 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(79.6%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (5.9%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #67 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(72.2%) Disagree
Agree (3.6%)

History

Homosexual activity in Ethiopia

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

Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Homosexuality is illegal in Ethiopia and penalties can range from 10 days to three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency. There is a maximum sentence of 10 years that can be imposed if an offender "uses violence, intimidation or coercion, trickery or fraud, or takes unfair advantage of the victim’s inability to offer resistance."

This status may change soon as anti-gay organizations are pushing for the death penalty.
Added by grey-tundra  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

May 19, 2016–Sep 19, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10-15 years in prison. not enforced.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Ethiopia

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Same-sex marriage in Ethiopia is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
LGBTQ relationships in Egypt are not legal.
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May 16, 2016–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ethiopia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ethiopia is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Ethiopia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
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LGBT discrimination in Ethiopia

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LGBT discrimination in Ethiopia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ethiopia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ethiopia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ethiopia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ethiopia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Added by christierroberts  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ethiopia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Ethiopia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Added by christierroberts  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Ethiopia

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Same-sex adoption in Ethiopia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Ethiopian law prohibits same-sex couples from adopting a child.
Added by grey-tundra  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2018–Jul 29, 2018
Single only
In one region it is single only as part of Eritrea.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Ethiopia

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Equal age of consent in Ethiopia is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ethiopia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ethiopia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Ethiopia

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Conversion therapy in Ethiopia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
LGBT people here are attacked by neighbors.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Ethiopia.