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    Homosexuality
    Male illegal, female uncertain
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Swaziland

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Homosexual activity in Swaziland is male illegal, female uncertain.

Current status
Since Oct 4, 2004
Male illegal, female uncertain
Sodomy was a crime under the 1907 common law, punishable with either death or a lesser punishment at the discretion of the court. "Sodomy" has been defined by its courts as "unlawful and intentional sexual relations per anum between two human males.
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Jan 1, 2014–Sep 18, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Up to 14 years in prison. Not enforced. The just had its first ever pride parade on June 30, 2018. the pride parade went off without any violence.
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Same-sex marriage in Swaziland

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Same-sex marriage in Swaziland is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Swaziland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Swaziland is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Swaziland is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Ambiguous
No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
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LGBT discrimination in Swaziland

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LGBT discrimination in Swaziland is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1907
No protections
None exist.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Swaziland

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LGBT employment discrimination in Swaziland is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1907
No protections
None exist in article 20 of the criminal code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Swaziland

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LGBT housing discrimination in Swaziland is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1907
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal.
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Same-sex adoption in Swaziland

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Same-sex adoption in Swaziland is single only.

Current status
Since Sep 6, 1968
Single only
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Swaziland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Swaziland is legal.

Current status
Legal
In all of South Africa.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Swaziland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Swaziland is legal.

Current status
Legal
All of South Africa.
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Conversion therapy in Swaziland

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Conversion therapy in Swaziland is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Swaziland

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Equal age of consent in Swaziland is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2015
Equal
age of consent is 21. Homosexuality is illegal.
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