Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    Unknown
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Nauru

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Homosexual activity in Nauru is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 3, 2016
Legal
In May 2016, the parliament enacted the "Crimes Act 2016" which does not contain provisions criminalizing same-sex sexual activity
Jul 1, 1921–Jun 3, 2016
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 14 years in prison with hard labour
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Same-sex marriage in Nauru

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Same-sex marriage in Nauru is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Nauru

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Nauru is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Nauru is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Nauru does not have a legal process in place for individuals to change their gender marker on official documents, such as IDs and passports.

"While homosexuality is allowed now, there are no anti-discrimination laws or recognition of same-sex unions. Trans people also do not have a right to legally change their gender."
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2018070…//www.gaystarnews.com/article/nauru-one-smallest-countries-world-decriminalizes-gay-sex/#gs.502u0m

database.ilga.org/nauru-lgbti
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Gender-affirming care in Nauru

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Gender-affirming care in Nauru is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nauru

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Not legally recognized currently. Transgender individuals cannot change their gender legally in Nauru, not allowing the change of third genders.
Sources:
database.ilga.org/nauru-lgbti

web.archive.org/web/2018070…//www.gaystarnews.com/article/nauru-one-smallest-countries-world-decriminalizes-gay-sex/#gs.502u0m
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LGBT discrimination in Nauru

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LGBT discrimination in Nauru is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2016
Illegal in some contexts
The Leadership Code Act 2016, which was passed in June 2016, states that a "leader" must not "discriminate between persons participating in or seeking to participate in Government on account of their age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, place of origin or political beliefs or opinions". The term "leader" includes the office of president, speaker and deputy speaker of parliament, cabinet minister, member of parliament, judicial officers, ambassadors, electoral commissioners, commissioner of police, chief justice, etc.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nauru

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LGBT employment discrimination in Nauru is no protections.

Current status
Since May 27, 2016
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nauru

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LGBT housing discrimination in Nauru is no protections.

Current status
Since May 27, 2016
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Nauru

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Same-sex adoption in Nauru is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Intersex infant surgery in Nauru

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Intersex infant surgery in Nauru is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Nauru

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Serving openly in military in Nauru is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Australia manages Nauru's military. Since Nauru does not manage their own military, there is no possibility of whether or not LGBTQ+ people can serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nauru

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Blood donations by MSMs in Nauru is legal.

Current status
Legal
No laws in place.
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Conversion therapy in Nauru

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Conversion therapy in Nauru is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since May 12, 2016
Sexual orientation only
Under Nauru's Mentally Disordered Persons Act (2016), a person cannot be deemed mentally disordered for expressing or failing to express a sexual preference or orientation, which means that health professionals cannot practice conversion therapy.
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Equal age of consent in Nauru

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Equal age of consent in Nauru is equal.

Current status
Equal
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LGBT Rights by District

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