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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Unknown
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Housing Discrimination
    Varies by Region
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #47 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?"

(51%) Not a good place
Good place (36%)

History

Homosexual activity in Syria

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

Current status
Since Jun 22, 1949
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
The penal law states any "carnal intercourse against the order of nature... shall be punished with imprisonment..."

Same-sex marriage in Syria

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Same-sex marriage in Syria is not legal.

Current status
Since Jun 22, 1949
Not legal
As homosexuality is illegal, same sex marriage is also illegal by default.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jun 22, 1949–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
In Kurdistan, Syria, foreign same sex marriage recognized under EU law.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Syria

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Syria is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Syria, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
Added by equaldex  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Syria

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Right to change legal gender in Syria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Syria

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Syria

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LGBT discrimination in Syria is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
No protections
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Apr 22, 1964–Sep 10, 2018
No protections
None exist according to the 2016 ILGA lgbt rights report.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Syria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Syria is varies by region.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
Varies by Region
Homosexuality is Taboo.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Syria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Syria is varies by region.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
Varies by Region
No protections what soever.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Syria

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Same-sex adoption in Syria is single only.

Current status
Single only
single option in Syrian held areas. legal in afar which is taken by turkey.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Syria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Syria is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions. however no discrimination protections. Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Syria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Syria is legal.

Current status
Legal
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Syria

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Conversion therapy in Syria is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Syria

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Equal age of consent in Syria is equal.

Current status
Equal
Set age of consent but homosexuality is illegal. Article 491 of the criminal code
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log