Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Public opinion in Jordan has shown a widespread rejection of LGBTQ+ rights, reflecting a critical situation for LGBTQ+ individuals.

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 not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
No legal recognition.
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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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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 illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Adoption is illegal in Jordan unless you are married for five or more years. Currently, gay marriage is not legal and therefore adoption is not either.
Sources:
adoption.com/wiki/Who_Can_A…~:text=Single%20persons%20cannot%20acquire%20legal%20guardianship%20of%20children%20in%20Jordan.
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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+ personnel are not asked about their sexuality to serve in Jordan's military.
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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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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Jordan.