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LGBT Rights in Syria

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #47 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(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)
Homosexuality can be met up to 3 years in prison according to regime law
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Ambiguous
Imprisonment is almost never enforced by regime due to police corruption
Sources:
No records of homosexuals imprisoned in Syria
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Same-sex marriage in Syria

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Same-sex marriage in Syria is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jun 22, 1949
Unrecognized
Syria does not legally recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions or domestic partnership benefits.
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jun 22, 1949–Sep 9, 2018
Unrecognized
In Kurdistan, Syria, foreign same sex marriage recognized under EU law.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  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
No laws prohibiting LGBTQ issues
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Right to change legal gender in Syria

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Right to change legal gender in Syria is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since 1949
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender reassignment surgery is needed to change legal gender.
Added by Muhammadaji2022  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Syria

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Syria is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Non-binary gender identities are not recognized in Syria.
Sources:
Recognition mentioned nowhere, no reports of successful NB recognition/Reputable source needed!
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LGBT discrimination in Syria

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LGBT discrimination in Syria is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
No protections
In Syria, there are currently no laws in place to prevent discrimination against LGBT individuals. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
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  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Syria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Syria is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
No protections
In Syria, there are currently no laws in place to prevent discrimination against LGBT individuals. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Syria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Syria is no protections.

Current status
Since Apr 25, 1964
No protections
In Syria, there are currently no laws in place to prevent discrimination against LGBT individuals. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal.
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Same-sex adoption in Syria

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Same-sex adoption in Syria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Unfortunately Syria’s ban on homosexuality bans other laws such as adoptions as well
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Serving openly in military in Syria

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Serving openly in military in Syria is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Homosexuality is illegal in Syria, but no laws specify homosexuality as a dishonorable discharge or prohibition from military service.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Syria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Syria is legal.

Current status
Legal
Homosexuality is illegal in Syria, but no laws specify homosexuality as a dishonorable discharge or prohibition from military service. For example, committing a crime like robbery in Syria will not ban you from donating blood, same goes with homosexuality. Recently this description has been tampered with by those such as JohnQuebec98. As a Syrian, I know this information is right, and those who tamper it are not Syrian, nor do they understand how Syrian law works.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Syria

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Conversion therapy in Syria is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Not Banned .
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Syria

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Equal age of consent in Syria is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Syria’s anti gay laws mean by default, the age of consent is not applicable
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Syria.