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    Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    N/A
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)

Ranked #22 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of same-sex couples having the right to marry?"

(84.2%) Disapprove
Approve (15.8%)

Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)

Ranked #24 out of 29 regions surveyed. (Source: AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)

Question: "How strongly do you approve or disapprove of [homosexuals] running for public office?"

(78%) Disapprove
Approve (22%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #82 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(70%) Not a good place
Good place (10%)

History

Homosexual activity in Jamaica

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Homosexual activity in Jamaica is male illegal, female uncertain.

Current status
Since 1864
Male illegal, female uncertain
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 not legal.

Current status
Since 1962
Not legal
Constitutional Ban.
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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 legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
It is preformed for who need it. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Until 2018
Illegal
Transgender people are not allowed to change their gender in Jamaica
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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 no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 6, 1962
No protections
No protection exists for LGBTQ+ individuals
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Aug 16, 1962–Sep 1, 2018
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 no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 6, 1962
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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