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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    Unknown
    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
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Isle of Man

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Homosexual activity in Isle of Man is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 1992
Legal
Homosexuality was decriminalised by the Sexual Offences Act 1992.
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Until Sep 1992
Male illegal, female uncertain
Men convicted of buggery or indecent acts were imprisoned or sentenced to community service as late as 1991. Historical gay sex offences were formally and automatically pardoned by the Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Act 2021.
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Same-sex marriage in Isle of Man

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Same-sex marriage in Isle of Man is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 22, 2016
Legal
Legalised by the Marriage and Civil Partnership Act 2016.
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Apr 6, 2011–Jul 21, 2016
Civil unions
Civil Partnerships were introduced by the Civil Partnership Act 2011.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Isle of Man

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Isle of Man is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in Isle of Man

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Right to change legal gender in Isle of Man is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since 2009
Legal, surgery not required
The right to change legal gender was introduced by the Gender Recognition Act 2009.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Isle of Man

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Isle of Man is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Isle of Man

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LGBT discrimination in Isle of Man is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2019
Illegal
The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Isle of Man

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LGBT employment discrimination in Isle of Man is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Sep 1, 2006
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Employment discrimination was banned by the Employment Act 2006, and further enhanced by the Equality Act 2017.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Isle of Man

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LGBT housing discrimination in Isle of Man is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2019
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Equality Act 2017, which became law in 2019, provided comprehensive protection from discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Isle of Man

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Same-sex adoption in Isle of Man is legal.

Current status
Since 2011
Legal
The Civil Partnership Act 2011 enabled adoption for same-sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Isle of Man

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Isle of Man is n/a.

Current status
N/A
As a British Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man does not have it’s own military, and relies on the United Kingdom for defence.
Sources:
Not applicable
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Blood donations by MSMs in Isle of Man

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Blood donations by MSMs in Isle of Man is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
In 2014 this position was reviewed but found that the blood bank needed to address a number of issues before they could consider changing the donor selection criteria.
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Conversion therapy in Isle of Man

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Conversion therapy in Isle of Man is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No Conversion Therapy ban in place.
Sources:
No laws have yet addressed this issue.
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Equal age of consent in Isle of Man

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Equal age of consent in Isle of Man is equal.

Current status
Since 2006
Equal
Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2006 updated the 1992 Act to bring the age of consent for all into alignment.
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Unequal
The Sexual Offences Act 1992 decriminalised homosexual activity but set the age of consent for same sex male couples to 21, which was reduced to 18 in 2001 by the Criminal Justice Act 2001, compared to 16 for heterosexual couples.
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