Lobaye is governed by federal Central African Republic law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Banned
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Lobaye

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Homosexual activity in Lobaye is legal.

Current status
Legal
The penal code criminalizes "public expression of love" between persons of the same sex is imprisonment for six months to two years or a fine of between 150,000 and 600,000 CFA francs ($300 and $1,200). When one of the participants is a child, the adult may be sentenced to two to five years' imprisonment or a fine of 100,000 to 800,000 CFA francs ($200 and $1,600); however, there were no reports that police arrested or detained persons [in 2012] under these provisions. Also, if done in private and consensually, it is legal.
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Same-sex marriage in Lobaye

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Same-sex marriage in Lobaye is banned.

Current status
Since 2016
Banned
Same-sex marriage is not legal in the Central African Republic.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Lobaye

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Lobaye is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
The penal code criminalizes "public expression of love" between persons of the same sex is imprisonment for six months to two years or a fine of between 150,000 and 600,000 CFA francs ($300 and $1,200). When one of the participants is a child, the adult may be sentenced to two to five years' imprisonment or a fine of 100,000 to 800,000 CFA francs ($200 and $1,600); however, there were no reports that police arrested or detained persons [in 2012] under these provisions.
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Right to change legal gender in Lobaye

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Right to change legal gender in Lobaye is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
There is no legal framework for legal gender change in Central African Republic.
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Gender-affirming care in Lobaye

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Gender-affirming care in Lobaye is banned.

Current status
Banned
Gender-Affirming Care in Central African Republic is banned
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lobaye

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
As there is no legal framework to change one's legal gender in Central African Republic, non-binary identities are defacto not recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Lobaye

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LGBT discrimination in Lobaye is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 15, 2003
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lobaye

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LGBT employment discrimination in Lobaye is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 15, 2003
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lobaye

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LGBT housing discrimination in Lobaye is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 13, 2003
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Lobaye

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Same-sex adoption in Lobaye is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 7, 2017
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Lobaye

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Intersex infant surgery in Lobaye is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Lobaye

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Serving openly in military in Lobaye is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Mar 15, 2003
Ambiguous
Currently unknown
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lobaye

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The US department of stat’s Human right’s record found that MSMs are not allowed to donate blood, however, this report was from 2012 so it may be outdated information
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Conversion therapy in Lobaye

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Conversion therapy in Lobaye is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in the Central African Republic.
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Equal age of consent in Lobaye

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Equal age of consent in Lobaye is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age of Consent.
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