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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Other punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #71 out of 79 regions 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."

(90.2%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (3.5%)

History

Homosexual activity in Iran

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Homosexual activity in Iran is illegal (death penalty as punishment).

Current status
Since Feb 11, 1979
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
The punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes. Women with a certain number of repeat offenses can become subject to the death penalty as well.
Added by priyanshtiwari1256  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1900–Sep 3, 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
74 lashes for immature men and death penalty for mature men. 50 lashes for women. as well as life in prison. forth conviction is death penalty.
Added by Ausyk  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Iran

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Same-sex marriage in Iran is not legal.

Current status
Since Feb 11, 1979
Not legal
Definition of marriage used follows from the Islamic definition of a union between a man and women. The marriage is prohibited and same-sex sexual activity is punished as stated in the Penal code.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 16, 1941–Feb 11, 1979
Unrecognized
Under the Shah's rule, the last monarch of the Pahlavi dynasty, homosexuality was criminalised, though it was mostly tolerated even to the point of allowing news coverage of a mock same-sex wedding between two men.
Sources:
"LGBT History in Iran".
Added by LGBT_southeastasian  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iran

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iran is other punishment.

Current status
Since 2013
Other punishment
Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts:
Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men and frotting) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes.

In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Added by equaldex  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Iran

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

Current status
Since 1987
Legal, but requires surgery
Became legal due to a fatwa from Khomeini in 1987. Trans individuals have the gender they identify with legally recognized and sex reassignment surgeries are publicly funded.
Added by fatemynl  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Iran

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Iran

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LGBT discrimination in Iran is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 1979
No protections
Formally, Iranian government believes every citizen to be heterosexual, stripping protection for LGBTQ+ community.
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Iran

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LGBT employment discrimination in Iran is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 1979
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal in Iran, so no protections for Employment exist if you are an LGBT person.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Iran

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LGBT housing discrimination in Iran is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 24, 1979
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal in Iran.
No protections exist.
Sources:
Equaldex
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until Jan 1, 2021
No protections
Please remove this entry as I updated the current one
Added by TommmyThorpe  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Iran

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Same-sex adoption in Iran is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Iran

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Serving openly in military in Iran is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal in Iran, therefore homosexuals serving openly would also be illegal.
Sources:
Equaldex.
Added by TommmyThorpe  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Iran

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Iran

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Conversion therapy in Iran is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Widely preformed.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Iran

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Equal age of consent in Iran is unequal.

Current status
Since 1979
Unequal
Homosexual sex is illegal. Also, sexual activity outside of marriage is illegal.
Added by danlev  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log