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LGBT Rights in Mauritius

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

Surveys in Mauritius have revealed a prevalence of resistance towards LGBTQ+ rights.

History

Homosexual activity in Mauritius

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Homosexual activity in Mauritius is legal.

Current status
Since Oct 4, 2023
Legal
Five members of the LGBT community won their case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. In an initial verdict by Justices David Chan Kan Cheong and Karuna Devi Gunesh-Balaghee, they ruled that section 250(1) of the Penal Code, which seeks to criminalise sodomy, is discriminatory and unconstitutional. This, insofar as it prohibits consensual sodomy between consenting male adults.
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Dec 29, 1838–Oct 3, 2023
Male illegal, female legal
Homosexual activity is illegal in Mauritius. Unenforced, decriminalization pending.
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Same-sex marriage in Mauritius

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Same-sex marriage in Mauritius is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Gay marriage pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mauritius

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Mauritius is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Mauritius is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No law criminalizing transgenders, but transgender people aren't currently allowed to change their gender on official documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Mauritius

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Mauritius

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LGBT discrimination in Mauritius is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
All discrimination is illegal.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Mauritius

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LGBT employment discrimination in Mauritius is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2008
Sexual orientation only
e page 8 of the Equal Opportunities Act 2008, which prohibits discrimination in employment and other activities on
many grounds, including ‘sexual orientation
Sources:
old.ilga.org/Statehomophobi…
: ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---
ed_protect/---protrav/---ilo_aids/documents/legaldocument/wcms_126781.pdf.
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Jan 1, 2008–Jul 2, 2018
Sexual orientation and gender identity
All discrimination is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Mauritius

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LGBT housing discrimination in Mauritius is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under the Equal Opportunities Act.
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Same-sex adoption in Mauritius

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Same-sex adoption in Mauritius is single only.

Current status
Single only
According to a 2006 report, adoptive parents may be either single or married. LGBT persons are not specifically disqualified. According to the ILGA, both joint and stepchild adoption by same-sex couples are not legal.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2018040…//www.passportsusa.com/family/adoption/country/country_352.html
ilga.org/downloads/ILGA_Wor… (page 325)
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Serving openly in military in Mauritius

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Serving openly in military in Mauritius is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Mauritius does not have a standing army.
Sources:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauri…~:text=Mauritius%20does%20not%20have%20a,British%20East%20African%20land%20forces.&text=The%20SMF%20training%20is%20based,tactics%20focused%20on%20internal%20security.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Mauritius

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Blood donations by MSMs in Mauritius is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Mauritius

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Conversion therapy in Mauritius is banned.

Current status
Since 2017
Banned
Since 2017.
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Equal age of consent in Mauritius

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Equal age of consent in Mauritius is equal.

Current status
Equal
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LGBT Rights by district

View the LGBT laws in each individual district of Mauritius.