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LGBT Rights in Jigawa state

Jigawa is governed by federal Nigeria law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (other penalty)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A

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History

Homosexual activity in Jigawa

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Homosexual activity in Jigawa is illegal (other penalty).

Current status
Since Jun 1, 1916
Male illegal, female uncertain
Male Homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison under the Nigerian Penal Code. Laws is unclear about female Homosexuality in the Nigerian Penal code , in which the southern part of Nigeria rules . However in the Northern Nigeria, where things are ruled by Sharia Law the punishment are different . In some states in Northern Nigeria, consenting and adult Gays and Lesbians could be punished with the death penalty .
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Current status
Since Jun 1, 1916
Illegal (other penalty)
Male Homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison under the Nigerian Penal Code. Laws is unclear about female Homosexuality in the Nigerian Penal code , in which the southern part of Nigeria rules . However in the Northern Nigeria, where things are ruled by Sharia Law the punishment are different . In some states in Northern Nigeria, consenting and adult Gays and Lesbians could be punished with the death penalty .
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Same-sex marriage in Jigawa

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Same-sex marriage in Jigawa is not legal.

Current status
Since Jan 7, 2014
Not legal
The newly enacted regulation against same sex marriage implies such act is punishable by fourteen-year term of imprisonment.
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Dec 31, 1914–Jan 7, 2014
Not legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jigawa

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Jigawa is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
In addition to criminalizing homosexuality, Nigeria has enacted legislation that would make it illegal for heterosexual family members, allies and friends of LGBT people to be supportive. According to Nigerian law, a heterosexual ally "who administers, witnesses, abets or aids" any form of gender non-conforming and homosexual activity could receive a 10-year jail sentence.
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Right to change legal gender in Jigawa

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Right to change legal gender in Jigawa is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Legally no way to change gender, crossdressing is illegal in 12 states in northern Nigeria.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Jigawa

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Jigawa

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LGBT discrimination in Jigawa is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
Although the discrimination protection clause protect citizens against all forms of discrimination, there are also provisions within the protection against discrimination that encourages "the evolution and promotion of family life" with a family having a "traditional" family connotation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Jigawa

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LGBT employment discrimination in Jigawa is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Jigawa

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LGBT housing discrimination in Jigawa is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
Homosexuality is still illegal there.
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Same-sex adoption in Jigawa

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Same-sex adoption in Jigawa is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Jigawa

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Serving openly in military in Jigawa is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Jigawa

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Blood donations by MSMs in Jigawa is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No laws restricting or allowing MSMs to donate blood
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Conversion therapy in Jigawa

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Conversion therapy in Jigawa is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Jigawa is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
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