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LGBT Rights in El Béqaa Province

The laws displayed for El Béqaa are the same as Lebanon.
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    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
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in El Béqaa

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Homosexual activity in El Béqaa is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
In Lebanon, homosexuality is met with up to 1 year in prison according to article 534 of the Lebanese Penal code
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Mar 1, 1943–Jan 28, 2014
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 1 year for sexual acts that go against the nature.
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Jul 12, 2018–-0001
Legal
"Consensual sex between people of the same sex is not unlawful"
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Until Nov 30, -0001
Legal
Hezbollah does not target LGBTQ within the country of Lebanon. Almost all kidnappings, terrorism or murder committed by Hezbollah is imposed internationally, not domestically. Hezbollah never targets foreigners out of fear that other nations may carry attacks on the group.
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Same-sex marriage in El Béqaa

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Same-sex marriage in El Béqaa is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage is not currently legal in Lebanon. The country does not recognize same-sex marriage or any other form of legal partnership for same-sex couples. There have been some calls for the legalization of same-sex marriage in Lebanon, but the issue remains controversial and there has been no significant movement towards changing the current legal status of same-sex marriage in the country.
Sources:
Conjectural based on status of homosexual activity.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in El Béqaa

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in El Béqaa is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
Many pro-LGBTQ protests and organizations exist in Lebanon
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Right to change legal gender in El Béqaa

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

Current status
Since Jan 2016
Legal, but requires surgery
As well as requiring gender reassignment surgery, they must also be unmarried and not have children.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in El Béqaa

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
No recognition
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LGBT discrimination in El Béqaa

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LGBT discrimination in El Béqaa is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections from discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in El Béqaa

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LGBT employment discrimination in El Béqaa is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No protections.
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LGBT housing discrimination in El Béqaa

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LGBT housing discrimination in El Béqaa is no protections.

Current status
No protections
No discrimination protections in housing. Full housing discrimination protection pending.
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Same-sex adoption in El Béqaa

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Same-sex adoption in El Béqaa is legal.

Current status
Legal
No laws against same sex couples.
Sources:
Conjectural based on status of homosexual activity.
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Serving openly in military in El Béqaa

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

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
In 2019 a military tribunal acquited four personnel who accused of sodomy. The judge ruled that the law does not specify what acts are "contrary to nature". They were however dismissed from their posts.
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Blood donations by MSMs in El Béqaa

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Sexual contact with another male, even once.
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Conversion therapy in El Béqaa

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Conversion therapy in El Béqaa is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Ambiguous
Homosexuality was declassified as an illness in 2013.
The Lebanese Psychiatric Society, the Lebanese Psychological Association, other professional associations and NGOs have called for banning conversion therapy. To date, it is still legal.
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Equal age of consent in El Béqaa

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Equal age of consent in El Béqaa is equal.

Current status
Since 2013
Equal
Homosexuality was declassified as an illness in 2013.
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