LGBT Rights in Johor State

Johor is governed by federal Malaysia law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ State-enforced
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Johor

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Homosexual activity in Johor is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since 1826
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced.

Under the federal law male homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the Malaysian federal law.

Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines, caning and imprisonment for conducting same-sex sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison, fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes or all three.
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Same-sex marriage in Johor

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Same-sex marriage in Johor is banned.

Current status
Since 1826
Banned
Homosexual activity in Malaysia is illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Johor

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Johor is state-enforced.

Current status
State-enforced
In Malaysia there are sometimes censorship of LGBT content in cinema films by the Malaysian censorship board but it is not always enforced.
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Right to change legal gender in Johor

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Right to change legal gender in Johor is illegal.

Current status
Since Aug 9, 1965
Illegal
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court.

The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
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May 25, 2005–Oct 8, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
If medical opinion states that the individual is their
desired gender, courts should comply and legally recognise
the desired gender. (High Court in Re JG)
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Johor

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Not legal to change gender identity,no nonbinary recognition
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LGBT discrimination in Johor

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LGBT discrimination in Johor is no protections.

Current status
Since 1826
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, there are no protections for LGBTQ+ community
Sources:
The constitution of Malaysia (1826)
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LGBT employment discrimination in Johor

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LGBT employment discrimination in Johor is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections against discrimination for LGBT+ in a work place
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LGBT housing discrimination in Johor

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LGBT housing discrimination in Johor is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1826
No protections
Proposed full housing discrimination protections by Malaysian Human rights watch.
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Same-sex adoption in Johor

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Same-sex adoption in Johor is single only.

Current status
Since 1826
Single only
Date reflects beginning of British colonization of Malaysia. Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia.
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Serving openly in military in Johor

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Serving openly in military in Johor is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
According to Wikipedia.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Johor

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

Current status
Since May 3, 2016
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Donating Blood for MSM and female partners of MSM is banned in Malaysia (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Johor

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Conversion therapy in Johor is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
the government is trying to fund conversion therapy for transgender People. Homosexuality is currently illegal. Minister of Islamic Affairs Condemns bullying and discrimination against LGBT People in Employment.
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Equal age of consent in Johor

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Equal age of consent in Johor is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia , therefore there's no age of consent for homosexuals.
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