Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Ambiguous
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
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History

Homosexual activity in Gabon

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Homosexual activity in Gabon is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Legal
Homosexual acts are not criminalized.
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Jul 5, 2019–Jun 29, 2020
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 402 of the Penal Code outlines moral offences, including "sexual relations between persons of the same sex", punishable by imprisonment of up to six months and a fine of up to 5 million CFA francs.
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May 31, 1963–Jul 4, 2019
Legal
Not criminalised but same sex couple report being harassed by the police.

Same-sex marriage in Gabon

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Same-sex marriage in Gabon is unrecognized.

Current status
Since May 31, 1963
Unrecognized
Same sex marriage is not recognized in Gabon
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Gabon

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Gabon is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Gabon is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Legal gender recognition is not available in the country.
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Gender-affirming care in Gabon

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Gender-affirming care in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
The state of gender-affirming care in Gabon is ambiguous. There are currently no sources on whether individuals can access gender-affirming care.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gabon

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Legal gender recognition is not available in the country.
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LGBT discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT discrimination in Gabon is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the ILGA World, there are no protections from discrimination in Gabon.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT employment discrimination in Gabon is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the ILGA World, there are no protections in employment.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gabon

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LGBT housing discrimination in Gabon is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Sep 27, 2016
Ambiguous
Ambiguous, constitutional definitions very vague.
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Same-sex adoption in Gabon

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Same-sex adoption in Gabon is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws against this. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Gabon

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Intersex infant surgery in Gabon is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Gabon

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Serving openly in military in Gabon is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Serving openly in the military is legal for LGB people, but Transgenders are yet to achieve this. Not a single African country including this one allows trans military service
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Until Jun 29, 2020
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Gabon

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Blood donations by MSMs in Gabon is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions.
Added by Ausyk  ·  Report error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Gabon

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Conversion therapy in Gabon is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Gabon.
Added by Ausyk  ·  Report error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Gabon

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Equal age of consent in Gabon is unequal.

Current status
Since Jun 29, 2020
Unequal
Age of consent is unequal as the age of consent for homosexuality is 21.
Added by Ausyk  ·  Report error  ·  Log
Jul 5, 2019–Jun 29, 2020
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

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