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LGBT Rights in Liberia

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Research in attittudes towards LGBTQ+ issues in Liberia have identified a strong opposition to LGBTQ+ rights, reflecting underlying homophobic sentiments.

History

Homosexual activity in Liberia

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

Current status
Since Jul 19, 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to one year is the penalty of sodomy. Decriminalization pending.
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Jul 19, 1976–Sep 1, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
1 year in prison under crime of sodamy. Not enforced. decriminalization proposed since 2012.
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Same-sex marriage in Liberia

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Same-sex marriage in Liberia is not legal.

Current status
Since Jul 19, 1976
Not legal
Same sex marriage is not legal.
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Jul 19, 1976–Sep 8, 2018
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Liberia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Liberia is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Liberia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws in place.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Liberia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Liberia

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LGBT discrimination in Liberia is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
sexual orientation discrimination protections from human rights institute.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Liberia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Liberia is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since 2015
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Section 2.4 (b)(iii) of Liberia’s Decent Work Act (2015) entitles all who seek to work in Liberia to do so regardless of “sex, gender identity or sexual orientation”.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Liberia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Liberia is no protections.

Current status
No protections
actually people have the free will to burn a house down and get away with it.
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Same-sex adoption in Liberia

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Same-sex adoption in Liberia is single only.

Current status
Single only
No Restrictions to date. Missing laws for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Liberia

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

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Given Liberian Laws over Homosexuality, most LGBTQI+ people stay quiet about their unique identity
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Blood donations by MSMs in Liberia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Liberia is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Liberia

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Conversion therapy in Liberia is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Liberia

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Equal age of consent in Liberia is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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LGBT Rights by County

View the LGBT laws in each individual county of Liberia.