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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #106 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(91%) Not a good place
Good place (5%)

History

Homosexual activity in Mauritania

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Homosexual activity in Mauritania is illegal (death penalty as punishment).

Current status
Since Jul 9, 1983
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Male homosexuality is punishable by stoning; female homosexuality is punishable by fines or imprisonments
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Jul 9, 1983–Sep 8, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
2 years in prison and fine and stoning. Legal in some states. death penalty rarely enforced. Changes pending.
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Same-sex marriage in Mauritania

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Same-sex marriage in Mauritania is not legal.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 1983
Not legal
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mauritania

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mauritania is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Mauritania is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mauritania

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Mauritania

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LGBT discrimination in Mauritania is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 12, 1991
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal in Mauritania. As such, date provided is the date where the most recent version of the constitution came into effect.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mauritania

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LGBT employment discrimination in Mauritania is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 12, 1991
No protections
No protection is granted as homosexuality still carries a death sentence.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mauritania

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LGBT housing discrimination in Mauritania is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 12, 1991
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Mauritania

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Same-sex adoption in Mauritania is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 1983
Illegal
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mauritania

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Mauritania is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 8, 1983
Illegal
As homosexuality is illegal, serving in the military by LGBTQ+ individuals are also illegal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mauritania

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mauritania is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Mauritania

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Conversion therapy in Mauritania is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Mauritania

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Equal age of consent in Mauritania is unequal.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 1983
Unequal
Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritania.
Sources:
(See homosexual activity sources.)
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Mauritania.