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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unregistered cohabitation
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    Unknown
    Military
    Unknown
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #45 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(41.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (58.8%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #70 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(88.5%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (3.3%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #28 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(31%) Disagree
Agree (43.6%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #30 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(87%) No
Yes (2%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #110 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(90%) Not a good place
Good place (1%)

History

Homosexual activity in Pakistan

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

Current status
Since Oct 6, 1860
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Article 377 states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment...
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Oct 6, 1880–Sep 8, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
2 to less than 10 years in prison. Not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Legal in Punjab.
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Same-sex marriage in Pakistan

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Same-sex marriage in Pakistan is unregistered cohabitation.

Current status
Since Oct 7, 1958
Unregistered cohabitation
Technically, there are no law that prohibits cohabitation or marriage of a same-sex couple. However, if they are convicted of sodomy, the party face penalties according to the penal law.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Pakistan

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Pakistan is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Pakistan is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since May 11, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Transgender people in Pakistan are allowed to self-identify gender legally.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Pakistan

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Pakistan is recognized.

Current status
Since May 11, 2018
Recognized
Transgender people in Pakistan are allowed to identify as male, female, a blend of both, or neither.
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LGBT discrimination in Pakistan

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LGBT discrimination in Pakistan is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 12, 1973
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Pakistan

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LGBT employment discrimination in Pakistan is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 12, 1973
No protections
No protection is afforded
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LGBT housing discrimination in Pakistan

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LGBT housing discrimination in Pakistan is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 12, 1973
No protections
No protection is afforded
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Same-sex adoption in Pakistan

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Same-sex adoption in Pakistan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Pakistan

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Pakistan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Blood donations by MSMs in Pakistan

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Blood donations by MSMs in Pakistan is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Pakistan

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Conversion therapy in Pakistan is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
No laws outlawing this.
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Equal age of consent in Pakistan

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Equal age of consent in Pakistan is unequal.

Current status
Since Apr 12, 1973
Unequal
Age of marrying for men is 18 and age of marrying for women is 16. No explicit age of consent for sexual activity is set. However, homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Pakistan.