LGBT Rights in Lower River Division

Lower River is governed by federal Gambia law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Lower River

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Homosexual activity in Lower River is illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).

Current status
Since Sep 10, 2014
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
In 2014 the Criminal Code was updated to allow sentences of up life imprisonment for "aggrevated homosexuality".
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1888–Sep 9, 2014
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Imprisonment of up to 7 years
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Same-sex marriage in Lower River

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Same-sex marriage in Lower River is banned.

Current status
Since Jul 21, 2005
Banned
Homosexuality is not legal in Gambia.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lower River

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Lower River is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Lower River is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
The Gambia's laws do not allow individuals to change their gender. Additional legislation also bans crossdressing.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Lower River

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
The Gambia does not allow people to change their gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Lower River

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LGBT discrimination in Lower River is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT people face discrimination from society and the state.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Lower River

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LGBT employment discrimination in Lower River is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT persons face discrimination.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Lower River

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LGBT housing discrimination in Lower River is no protections.

Current status
No protections
LGBT persons are not protected from discrimination.
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Same-sex adoption in Lower River

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Same-sex adoption in Lower River is single only.

Current status
Single only
However no laws in place for same sex couples. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Serving openly in military in Lower River

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Serving openly in military in Lower River is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Lower River

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Homosexual activity is illegal.
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Conversion therapy in Lower River

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Conversion therapy in Lower River is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Only criminalized in South Africa.
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Equal age of consent in Lower River

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Equal age of consent in Lower River is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal.
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