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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    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
    N/A
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #34 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(96.17%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (2.83%)

History

Homosexual activity in Gambia

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Homosexual activity in Gambia is illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).

Current status
Since Sep 10, 2014
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
In 2014 the Criminal Code was updated to allow sentences of up life imprisonment for "aggrevated homosexuality".
Added by beeurd  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

1888–Sep 9, 2014
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Gambia

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Same-sex marriage in Gambia is not legal.

Current status
Since Jul 21, 2005
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Gambia.
Added by danlev  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gambia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gambia is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Gambia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
The Gambia's laws do not allow individuals to change their gender. Additional legislation also bans crossdressing.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gambia

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
The Gambia does not allow people to change their gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT discrimination in Gambia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT people face discrimination from society and the state.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT persons face discrimination.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT persons are not protected from discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Gambia

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Same-sex adoption in Gambia is single only.

Current status
Single only
However no laws in place for same sex couples. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Serving openly in military in Gambia

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Serving openly in military in Gambia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Gambia

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual activity is illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Gambia

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Conversion therapy in Gambia is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Only criminalized in South Africa.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Gambia

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Equal age of consent in Gambia is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Gambia.