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LGBT Rights in Northern Region region

The laws displayed for Northern Region are the same as Malawi.
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Northern Region

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Homosexual activity in Northern Region is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Apr 1, 1930
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to fourteen years imprisonment, with or without corporal punishment (public whippings) Decriminalization pending.
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Apr 1, 1930–Sep 9, 2018
Male illegal, female uncertain
8-14 years in prison. Not enforced since 2012.
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Same-sex marriage in Northern Region

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Same-sex marriage in Northern Region is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Same-sex marriage is not legal.
Sources:
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Northern Region

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Northern Region is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Northern Region is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Rules criminalized forms of gender expression.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Northern Region

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Northern Region is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Northern Region

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LGBT discrimination in Northern Region is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Homosexuality is illegal there. Some discrimination protections under the criminal code. As well under Human rights institute mandate for protection for sexual orientation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Northern Region

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LGBT employment discrimination in Northern Region is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Some discrimination protection under criminal code. although homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Northern Region

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LGBT housing discrimination in Northern Region is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Northern Region

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Same-sex adoption in Northern Region is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Northern Region

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Serving openly in military in Northern Region is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Northern Region

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Blood donations by MSMs in Northern Region is legal.

Current status
Legal
According to the Malawi blood bank.
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Conversion therapy in Northern Region

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Conversion therapy in Northern Region is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Northern Region

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Equal age of consent in Northern Region is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent is 16 regardless of sexual orientation, although homosexuality is illegal.
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