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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Age of Consent
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #31 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(83%) No
Yes (14%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #29 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(90%) No
Yes (8%)

History

Homosexual activity in Kenya

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

Current status
Since Aug 1, 1930
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 162, 163 and 165 prohibits homosexuality and offender is punishable by from 5 to 14 years in prison.
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Same-sex marriage in Kenya

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Same-sex marriage in Kenya is not legal.

Current status
Since Nov 29, 1902
Not legal
Marriage defined as a union between a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kenya

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Kenya is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Kenya is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Requires permission by doctors. Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Kenya

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LGBT discrimination in Kenya is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 1930
No protections
As homosexuality is currently illegal, discrimination against LGBT persons are legal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Kenya

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LGBT employment discrimination in Kenya is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 1930
Ambiguous
Some through human rights institute for sexual orientation only.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Kenya

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LGBT housing discrimination in Kenya is no protections.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 1930
No protections
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Kenya

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Kenya is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
The International Lesbian and Gay Association states that homosexuals are not allowed to serve in the Kenya Defence Forces, however, it's unclear if this is a written law and if so, when this law was passed.
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Aug 1, 1930–Sep 1, 2018
Legal
No laws restricting or criminalizing lgbt serving.
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Same-sex adoption in Kenya

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Same-sex adoption in Kenya is illegal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2002
Illegal
Same-sex couples or even homosexuals are not allowed to adopt in Kenya. Chapter 141, Section 158 of Kenya's The Children Act states: "An adoption order shall not be made if the applicant or, in the case of joint applicants, both or any of them [...] is a homosexual."
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Equal age of consent in Kenya

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Equal age of consent in Kenya is n/a.

Current status
N/A
The age of consent in Kenya is 16 years for heterosexuals. Since homosexual activity is illegal, there is no age of consent for homosexuals.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Kenya

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Blood donations by MSMs in Kenya is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Kenya

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Conversion therapy in Kenya is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Some fines. However widely practiced.
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