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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #15 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(82.42%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (15.67%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #9 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(76.67%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (22.08%)

History

Homosexual activity in Lesotho

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Homosexual activity in Lesotho is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 9, 2012
Legal
The Penal Code Act of 2010 decriminalized homosexuality.
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1884–Mar 9, 2012
Male illegal, female legal
The Roman-Dutch law of the Cape Colony, including the sodomy offence, was applied to Basutoland (as Lesotho was then known) by a proclamation of the British High Commissioner in 1884 (exact date unknown).
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Same-sex marriage in Lesotho

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Same-sex marriage in Lesotho is not legal.

Current status
Since Oct 4, 1966
Not legal
The common law definition of marriage is “a union of one man with one woman, to the exclusion, while it lasts, of all others”
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lesotho

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lesotho is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
In all of South Africa. Missing non binary options.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lesotho

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Lesotho

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LGBT discrimination in Lesotho is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Mar 9, 2012
Illegal in some contexts
Date Lesotho decriminalized homosexuality. Protections not included in Penal Code Act of 2010. Some as part of South Africa.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lesotho

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LGBT employment discrimination in Lesotho is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 9, 2012
No protections
high discrimination from the aids epidemic. Discrimination protections pending.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lesotho

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LGBT housing discrimination in Lesotho is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Mar 9, 2012
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Lesotho

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Same-sex adoption in Lesotho is illegal.

Current status
Since Oct 4, 1966
Illegal
Single males and same-sex couples cannot adopt
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Lesotho

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Lesotho is legal.

Current status
Legal
Nationwide.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lesotho

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Blood donations by MSMs in Lesotho is legal.

Current status
Legal
In all of Africa.
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Conversion therapy in Lesotho

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Conversion therapy in Lesotho is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Lesotho

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Equal age of consent in Lesotho is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2012
Equal
when they decriminalized homosexuality.
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