Homosexuality
    ✖ Male illegal, female legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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Recent studies in Jamaica indicate societal resistance to LGBTQ+ rights.

History

Homosexual activity in Jamaica

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Homosexual activity in Jamaica is male illegal, female legal.

Current status
Since 1864
Male illegal, female legal
Female same-sex encounters are not explicitly outlawed. However, all individuals (male/female) are prohibited from buggery (anal sex) with another individual. Punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 76 of source) All male-male sexual encounters are prohibited under law. Punishment of up to 7 years imprisonment with or without hard labor. (Clause 77 or source). Decriminalization pending.
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Jan 1, 1864–Sep 19, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
7-14 years in prison. Not enforced. the president of Jamaica just said he has not problem with gays serving in government. Decriminalization pending.
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Same-sex marriage in Jamaica

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Same-sex marriage in Jamaica is banned.

Current status
Since Apr 7, 2011
Banned
Constitutional Ban. In 2011, the Parliament passed The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011 which explicitly banned same-sex marriage and any other kind of union to be recognized in Jamaica.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jamaica

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jamaica is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Jamaica, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Jamaica

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Right to change legal gender in Jamaica is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
A person's gender identity is not legally recognized in Jamaica. For all official purposes, gender assigned at birth overrules gender identity. One does not have the right to change their legal gender.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jamaica

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jamaica is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Missing non-binary options.
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LGBT discrimination in Jamaica

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LGBT discrimination in Jamaica is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since 2008
Illegal in some contexts
Some protections from harassment based on sexual orientation in schools.
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Aug 16, 19622008
No protections
Homosexuality is currently illegal. As well no discrimination protection exist in the criminal code.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Jamaica

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LGBT employment discrimination in Jamaica is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2004
Sexual orientation only
Section 13(1)(9) of the Staff Orders for the Public Service (2004) requires that public service employees shall be treated fairly and equitably without discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Aug 6, 19622004
No protections
People are being killed for being perceived gay.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Jamaica

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LGBT housing discrimination in Jamaica is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 6, 1962
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there. A cop in Jamaica said that conditions for lgbt were improving.
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Same-sex adoption in Jamaica

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Same-sex adoption in Jamaica is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 6, 2017
Single only
Full Legalization under the 2018 IACHR Ruling. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Jamaica

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Serving openly in military in Jamaica is legal.

Current status
Legal
No laws criminalizing or restricting service.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Jamaica

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Blood donations by MSMs in Jamaica is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Jamaica

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Conversion therapy in Jamaica is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Jamaica

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Equal age of consent in Jamaica is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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