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LGBT Rights in Gaaf Alif administrative atoll

Gaaf Alif is governed by federal Maldives law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A

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History

Homosexual activity in Gaaf Alif

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Homosexual activity in Gaaf Alif is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Penalty from 100 lashes up to 8 years in prison (not enforced towards Travellers or Non Muslims)
Added by robertshippey  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Mar 6, 2017–Sep 9, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
1 to 9 years in prison and 10 to 30 whipping. Not enforced.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Gaaf Alif

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Same-sex marriage in Gaaf Alif is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Maldives does not recognize same-sex marriage or unions between same-sex couples.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gaaf Alif

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Gaaf Alif is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Gaaf Alif is ambiguous.

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

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Gaaf Alif is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Gaaf Alif

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LGBT discrimination in Gaaf Alif is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
As well as heavy social attitudes towards lgbt.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Gaaf Alif

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LGBT employment discrimination in Gaaf Alif is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Gaaf Alif

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LGBT housing discrimination in Gaaf Alif is no protections.

Current status
Since Mar 6, 2017
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Gaaf Alif

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Same-sex adoption in Gaaf Alif is single only.

Current status
Single only
Homosexuality is illegal. No laws outlawing adoption.
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Serving openly in military in Gaaf Alif

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

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Impossible to serve openly but there is no law criminalizing lgbt serving.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Gaaf Alif

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Blood donations by MSMs in Gaaf Alif is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Gaaf Alif

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Conversion therapy in Gaaf Alif is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Maldives.
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Equal age of consent in Gaaf Alif

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Equal age of consent in Gaaf Alif is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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