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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #34 out of 34 countries 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 (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Jul 21, 2005
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years
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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.
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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 legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gambia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT discrimination in Gambia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Full discrimination protections under the admendment to the criminal code. Decriminalization pending.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Gambia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Gambia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Full discrimination protection under amendment to the criminal code.
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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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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Gambia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Gambia is legal.

Current status
Legal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Gambia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Gambia is legal.

Current status
Legal
All across Africa except for a few Countries.
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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  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Gambia

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Equal age of consent in Gambia is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age of consent.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by Division

View the LGBT laws in each individual division of Gambia.