LGBT Rights in Ogun State

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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Banned
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✖ Restricted
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    ✖ Not banned
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
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History

Homosexual activity in Ogun

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

Current status
Since Jun 1, 1916
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
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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Jun 1, 1904–Jan 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 Ogun

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Same-sex marriage in Ogun is banned.

Current status
Since Jan 7, 2014
Banned
The Nigerian legislature unanimously approved the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2013, which explicitly criminalises same-sex unions.
Dec 31, 1914–Jan 7, 2014

Censorship of LGBT issues in Ogun

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Ogun 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 Ogun

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Right to change legal gender in Ogun is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Legally no way to change gender, crossdressing is illegal in 12 states in northern Nigeria.

Gender-affirming care in Ogun

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Gender-affirming care in Ogun is restricted.

Current status
Since 1992
Restricted
In 1992, Nigeria legalized sterilization, which de facto meant legalizing sex reassignment surgery, however, medical records regarding transsexualism had to be obtained abroad.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ogun

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
You cannot legally identify as non-binary in Nigeria.
Sources:
reuters.com/article/idUSL8N…~:text=Non%2Dbinary%20identities%20%2D%20neither%20male,not%20legally%20recognised%20by%20Nigeria.
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LGBT discrimination in Ogun

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LGBT discrimination in Ogun 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 Ogun

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ogun is no protections.

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

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ogun is no protections.

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

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Same-sex adoption in Ogun is single only.

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

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Intersex infant surgery in Ogun is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
There is no ban on surgeries performed on intersex infants in Nigeria.
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Serving openly in military in Ogun

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Serving openly in military in Ogun is illegal.

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

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ogun is ambiguous.

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

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Conversion therapy in Ogun 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 Ogun

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Equal age of consent in Ogun is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
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