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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #79 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(93.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (6.2%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #79 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(95.3%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (1.1%)

Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)

Ranked #4 out of 7 regions surveyed. (Source: BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)

Question: "Is homosexuality an acceptable practice?"

(93%) No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Yes (7%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #38 out of 39 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(97%) No
Yes (3%)

History

Homosexual activity in Jordan

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Homosexual activity in Jordan is legal.

Current status
Since 1951
Legal
Homosexual activity has been legal in Jordan since 1951, however, the Penal Code includes vague provisions around "morality" and "indecent acts" that could be used to target LGBTQ+ people.

In 2014, for example, Jordan authorities arrested 10 gay men and women who were holding a reception at a party hall. A security official said it was to "prevent a disturbance of the peace" but did not elaborate.

Public opinion data shows that homosexuality is widely seen as unacceptable.
Sources:
hrw.org/news/2017/08/30/gay…
ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.…
hrw.org/sites/default/files…
english.alarabiya.net/News/…
Sexuality and Eroticism Among Males in Moslem Societies, Binghamton: Harrington Park Press, 1992
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Same-sex marriage in Jordan

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Same-sex marriage in Jordan is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
LGBT people have to come out of the closet and achieve equality for this to be legalized.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jordan

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jordan is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
In Jordan, the government's Media Commission has used court orders to prohibit distribution of books that "violate public norms and values", which includes those that promote homosexuality.
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Right to change legal gender in Jordan

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Right to change legal gender in Jordan is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
In Jordan, Medical Responsibility Law is legal about who can undergo sex reassignment surgery.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jordan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jordan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Jordan

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LGBT discrimination in Jordan is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1952
No protections
No protection exist within the constitution for sexual orientation and gender identity
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Jan 1, 1952–-0001
No protections
People are harassed.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Jordan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Jordan is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1952
No protections
No protections in the Constitution for LGBT People.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Jordan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Jordan is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1952
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Jordan

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Same-sex adoption in Jordan is single only.

Current status
Single only
Same sex couples are not allowed to adopt.
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Serving openly in military in Jordan

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Serving openly in military in Jordan is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
LGBTQ+ personel are not asked about their sexuallity to serve Jordan's milittary
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Blood donations by MSMs in Jordan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Jordan is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions according to the American Red Cross. As well as blood mirror
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Conversion therapy in Jordan

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Conversion therapy in Jordan is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversation therapy is not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Jordan

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Equal age of consent in Jordan is equal.

Current status
Equal
Jordan has reduced the age of consensual relationships to 16, which is the same for heterosexuals.
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Jan 1, 1951–Sep 8, 2018
Equal
Set age of consent and homosexaulity is legal.
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