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LGBT Rights in Ouest province

Ouest is governed by federal Rwanda law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal

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Homosexual activity in Ouest

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Homosexual activity in Ouest is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Ouest

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Same-sex marriage in Ouest is not legal.

Current status
Since May 26, 2003
Not legal
The Constitution of Rwanda, adopted in May 2003, defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Article 26 states: "Only civil monogamous marriage between a man and a woman is recognized."
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Until May 26, 2003
Unrecognized
No constitutional ban or statue making gay marriage illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ouest

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Ouest is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Ouest is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Changing your legal gender in Rwanda is impossible.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Ouest

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Ouest

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LGBT discrimination in Ouest is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Sexual orientation under the human rights institute.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Ouest

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LGBT employment discrimination in Ouest is no protections.

Current status
No protections
According to the ILGA World, discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in employment is not explicitly banned.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Ouest

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LGBT housing discrimination in Ouest is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1980
Ambiguous
"All Rwandans are born and remain equal in rights and freedoms. General guarantee of equality
Discrimination of any kind or its propaganda based on, inter alia, ethnic origin, family
or ancestry, clan, skin colour or race, sex, region, economic categories, religion or
faith, opinion, fortune, cultural differences, language, economic status, physical or
mental disability or any other form of discrimination are prohibited and punishable
by law."
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Same-sex adoption in Ouest

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Same-sex adoption in Ouest is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is legal. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Ouest

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Serving openly in military in Ouest is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Rwanda, like all other African countries have yet to allow trans service
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Blood donations by MSMs in Ouest

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Blood donations by MSMs in Ouest is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
MSMs are not eligible to donate blood, due to the Rwandan Blood Transfusion Service having concerns over HIV infection rates.
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Conversion therapy in Ouest

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Conversion therapy in Ouest is not banned.

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

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Equal age of consent in Ouest is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent is set at 18 years of age, regardless of gender or orientation.
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