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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    Ambiguous
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History

Homosexual activity in Oman

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Homosexual activity in Oman is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Feb 16, 1974
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
According to Article 33 of the Omani Penal Code: "The following are deemed as disgracing crimes: [...] Homosexual and lesbian intercourses."

Article 223, "Homosexual and Lesbian Intercourses" states: "Any one who commits erotic acts with a person of the same sex shall be sentenced to imprisonment from six months to three years. The suspects of homosexual or lesbian intercourse shall be prosecuted without a prior complaint, if the act results in a public scandal. The suspects of lesbian intercourse among ascendants, descendants or sisters shall only be prosecuted upon a complaint from a relative or a relative by marriage forth-degree removed."
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Same-sex marriage in Oman

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Same-sex marriage in Oman is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Oman.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Oman

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Oman is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Oman is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
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Jan 1, 2016–Sep 1, 2018
Ambiguous
No information on this.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Oman

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Oman

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LGBT discrimination in Oman is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 6, 1996
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal and as such not covered as a ground to have protection against discrimination.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Oman

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LGBT employment discrimination in Oman is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Nov 6, 1996
Ambiguous
Some protection under gender based discrimination under Article 17 of Basic Law. According to the World Report 2018.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Oman

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LGBT housing discrimination in Oman is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 6, 1996
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Oman

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Same-sex adoption in Oman is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Oman

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Oman is legal.

Current status
Legal
Unoffical don't ask don't tell. because of the discrimination.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Oman

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Blood donations by MSMs in Oman is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Oman

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Conversion therapy in Oman is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
No information.
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Equal age of consent in Oman

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Equal age of consent in Oman is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Homosexuality is illegal though. Marriage requirement.
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LGBT Rights by Region

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