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    Homosexuality
    Varies by Region
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #67 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?"

(74.3%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (25.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #72 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."

(90.7%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (3.1%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #71 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(85.6%) Disagree
Agree (9.2%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #32 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(80%) No
Yes (9%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #32 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(93%) No
Yes (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Indonesia

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Homosexual activity in Indonesia is varies by region.

Current status
Since Oct 23, 2015
Varies by Region
Aceh's law on criminalizing same sex behaviour for Muslim men came into effect on October 23rd, 2015.
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Jan 1, 2002–Jan 1, 2016
Varies by Region
Sex between consenting adults (18 years of age by the Law on Child Protection, No.
23/2002) of the same sex or gender is not criminalized in the Indonesian Penal Code.

There are five exceptions where homosexuality is criminalized in local ordinances:

1. Provincial Ordinance on the Eradication of Immoral Behavior (No. 13/2002) in South Sumatra.
This classi$es homosexual acts and anal sex performed by men (without speci$cation whether
insertive or receptive) as immoral behaviour, along with acts such as prostitution, adultery,
gambling and the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

2. City Ordinance on the Eradication of Prostitution (No. 2/2004) in Palembang, capital of South Sumatra Province. It is similar to the Provincial Ordinance, but uses the term “prostitution” instead of “immoral behavior.”

3. District Ordinance on Social Order (No. 10/2007) in Banjar, South Kalimantan Province. It
mentions “abnormal” homosexual and heterosexual acts (in addition to “normal” ones) in
its definition of “prostitute.” No explanation is given for “normal” or “abnormal” acts. It also
prohibits the formation of organizations “leading to immoral acts” that are “unacceptable to
the culture of [local] society.” These are later explained by giving examples of lesbian and gay
organizations “and the like.”

4. City Ordinance on the Development of a Value System in Social Life Based on the Teachings of
Islam and Local Social Norms (No. 12/2009) in Tasikmalaya, West Java. It prohibits adultery and
prostitution, both heterosexual and homosexual.

5. City Ordinance on the Prevention, Eradication and Prosecution of Social Ills (No. 9/2010)
in Padang Panjang, West Sumatra. The section with de$nition of terms explicitly mentions
“homosexual and lesbian” relationships and later prohibits such relationships and prohibits
persons from “o#ering themselves for homosexual and lesbian relationships either with or
without payment.”

Alongside these local ordinances, Aceh province (a province with significant legislative autonomy from the rest of Indonesia) from October, 2015, criminalises homosexual sex between muslim men with a punishment of up to 100 lashes.
Sources:
Being LGBT in Asia - Indonesia Report 2014

asia-pacific.undp.org/conte…

loc.gov/law/foreign-news/ar…
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Aug 18, 1945–Oct 23, 2015
Legal
The date listed is the ratification of the Indonesian Constitution. Homosexuality is legal in Indonesia with the exception of Aceh and South Sumatra.
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Same-sex marriage in Indonesia

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Same-sex marriage in Indonesia is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
There is no legal recognition of same-sex unions in Indonesia. Article 1 of the Law No. 1 of the Year 1974 on Marriage states unequivocally that marriage is "a physical and spiritual bond between a man and a woman as husband and wife, having the purpose of establishing a happy and lasting family founded on the Belief in God Almighty".[1] Moreover, Article 2 states that a marriage is only lawful if it is in accordance with the laws of the religions of the respective parties. Meanwhile, Indonesians who have entered into same-sex marriage abroad are not allowed to register their marriage in Indonesia due to Article 1 of the Marriage Act.[2] Additionally, Article 34(1) of the Law No. 23 of the Year 2006 on Civil Administration obliges all marriages to be reported to the local authorities within 60 days after marriage, and the explanation of Article 34(1) states that "marriage" can only be performed by a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Indonesia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Indonesia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Indonesia

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Right to change legal gender in Indonesia is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since Jan 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
A court ruling in Indonesia in December 2009 stipulated that Indonesians who have undergone gender re-assignment surgery must be allowed to change their gender on identity documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Indonesia

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LGBT discrimination in Indonesia is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 18, 1945
No protections
There are no anti-LGBT discrimination protections.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Indonesia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Indonesia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There is no anti-discrimination law on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Theoretically there is a guarantee of protection against discriminatory practices based on any
ground in the Constitution and the Human Rights Law (No. 39/1999). Similarly, the Labor Law
(No. 13/2003) prohibits discrimination in employment. However, this is little known in LGBT
communities, and has not been used in court in a case to challenge discrimination against LGBT
people.
Sources:
Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia Country Report 2014

asia-pacific.undp.org/conte…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Indonesia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Indonesia is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 18, 1945
No protections
None exist currently.
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Same-sex adoption in Indonesia

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Same-sex adoption in Indonesia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Same-sex couples are legally prohibited from adopting children in Indonesia. Prospective parents must be in a marriage recognized by Indonesia.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Indonesia

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Indonesia is illegal.

Current status
Since Aug 18, 1945
Illegal
There is not a specific law against LGBT military service however, gay and lesbian Indonesians face discrimination when attempting to serve in the military.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Indonesia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Indonesia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No restrictions that I have found.
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Conversion therapy in Indonesia

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Conversion therapy in Indonesia is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No
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Equal age of consent in Indonesia

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Equal age of consent in Indonesia is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
The age of consent for males and females engaged in heterosexual activity is 19 and 16, respectively. For homosexual activity, the age of consent is 18.
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