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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    N/A
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    Unknown
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
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Homosexual activity in Somalia

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

Current status
Since 1991
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years, but in an Autonomous Region of Somaliland in the Northwest , Homosexuality Is punishable by up to death. In some southern regions of Somalia under Al Shabab rule , any Homosexual acts can also be punished with death Penalty under local sharia laws. In the southern state of Jubaland , homosexuality is also punishable with the death penalty. In 2013, the parliament of Somalia stipulates that homosexual acts could receive the death Penalty by its Sharia Code of interpretation enacted by Local laws. Vigilante Executions , beating , death sentences , tortures are also common.
Sources:
somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Cod…
"http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/
refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/…
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Same-sex marriage in Somalia

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Same-sex marriage in Somalia is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Somalia.
Sources:
"http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/
refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/…
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Somalia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Somalia is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Unknown.No rules at present.
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Right to change legal gender in Somalia

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Right to change legal gender in Somalia is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Legally no way to change gender. Crossdressing is illegal in the Sharia ruled controlled territories.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Somalia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Somalia

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LGBT discrimination in Somalia is no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 1962
No protections
Government just formed. One of the many countries that do not put on pride parade. As well the intense discrimination which make it impossible to improve conditions in Somalia or Somaliland.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Somalia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Somalia is no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 1962
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Somalia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Somalia is no protections.

Current status
Since Dec 16, 1962
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Somalia

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Same-sex adoption in Somalia is single only.

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

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Serving openly in military in Somalia is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Blood donations by MSMs in Somalia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Somalia is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Somalia

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Conversion therapy in Somalia is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Widely Performed.
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Equal age of consent in Somalia

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Equal age of consent in Somalia is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
Homosexuality is illegal.
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