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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    Ambiguous
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Laos

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Homosexual activity in Laos is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 9, 1990
Legal
The penal code for the current political system was not drafted until the 1990 (37 years after the country gained independence)
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Same-sex marriage in Laos

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Same-sex marriage in Laos is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Nov 29, 1990
Unrecognized
Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending.
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Current status
Since Nov 29, 1990
Unrecognized
Article 1 of the marriage law defines marriage to be a union between a man and a woman
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Laos

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Laos is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Laos is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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LGBT discrimination in Laos

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LGBT discrimination in Laos is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 22, 1953
No protections
The constitution does not explicitly cover sexual orientations and gender identities in protection against discrimination
Sources:
ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_protect/@protrav/@ilo_aids/documents/legaldocument/wcms_117348.pdf
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LGBT employment discrimination in Laos

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LGBT employment discrimination in Laos is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 22, 1953
No protections
No information on this.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Laos

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LGBT housing discrimination in Laos is no protections.

Current status
Since Oct 22, 1953
No protections
They have no protections in laos.
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Same-sex adoption in Laos

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Same-sex adoption in Laos is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Dec 24, 1990
Ambiguous
The Lao family law states in article 38 that people who have "inappropriate behaviours" or those who have had their parental rights withdrawn may not adopt children. However, LGBT is not explicitly covered in the way this law is written so the result is ambiguous.
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Dec 24, 1990–Sep 13, 2018
Single only
Legal under constitution. No laws for same sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Laos

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Laos is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Laos

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Blood donations by MSMs in Laos is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to the Red Cross.
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Conversion therapy in Laos

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Conversion therapy in Laos is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Laos

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Equal age of consent in Laos is equal.

Current status
Equal
No laws have ever existed for this.
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