ūüí¨ NEW! Join Equaldex's LGBTQ+ Discord to discuss LGBT rights and chat!

LGBT Rights in Al Basrah Province

The laws displayed for Al Basrah are the same as Iraq.
    Homosexuality
    Ambiguous
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    Ambiguous
Suggest Public Opinion Data

History

Homosexual activity in Al Basrah

?

Homosexual activity in Al Basrah is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jul 19, 1969
Ambiguous
Even though Iraq's Criminal Code doesn't mention homosexuality in its penal code, Articles such as 401 in the penal code can be used against LGBT community.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Al Basrah

?

Same-sex marriage in Al Basrah is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Unrecognized
Same-sex relationships are not recognized in Iraq.
Added by danlev  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Al Basrah

?

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Al Basrah is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
Not known in Iraqi Kurdistan but LGBT people could be censored in Iraq under extensive public morality law namely , paragraph 215 , 220, 376, 401,402,403,404 and 408 of the Iraqi Penal code.
Added by equaldex  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Al Basrah

?

Right to change legal gender in Al Basrah is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown. Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Al Basrah

?

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Al Basrah is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Al Basrah

?

LGBT discrimination in Al Basrah is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
Added by danlev  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Al Basrah

?

LGBT employment discrimination in Al Basrah is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no employment discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
Added by danlev  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Al Basrah

?

LGBT housing discrimination in Al Basrah is no protections.

Current status
No protections
There are no housing discrimination protection for LGBT people in Iraq.

According to the United States' Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, "[Iraq] law prohibits discrimination based on race, disability, or social status, but it does not address the problem of sexual orientation or gender identity. Societal discrimination in employment, occupation, and housing based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and unconventional appearance was common."
Added by danlev  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Al Basrah

?

Same-sex adoption in Al Basrah is single only.

Current status
Single only
Only single because no other laws in place.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Al Basrah

?

Serving openly in military in Al Basrah is illegal.

Current status
Since 2007
Illegal
The Military penal law No. 19 2007 prohibits its men from engaging Homosexual acts.
Added by Muhammadaji2022  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Al Basrah

?

Blood donations by MSMs in Al Basrah is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under recent changes.
Sources:
www.militaryblood.dod.mil/Donors/can_i_donate.aspx
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Al Basrah

?

Conversion therapy in Al Basrah is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Al Basrah

?

Equal age of consent in Al Basrah is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 1969
Ambiguous
According to the Iraq Penal Code of 1969, the age of consent is 18, however, this only applies to heterosexual sex.
Added by danlev  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1969–Sep 7, 2018
Equal
Set age of Consent for heterosexual and lgbt people.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log