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LGBT Rights in Tunisia

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

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors ?

Ranked #54 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(54.9%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (40%)

Justifiability of homosexuality ?

Ranked #78 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
(94%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (1.1%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019) ?

Ranked #30 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
(72%) No
Yes (9%)

Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries) ?

Ranked #4 out of 7 regions surveyed. (Source: BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
(93%) No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Yes (7%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #14 out of 33 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
(83%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (16.75%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors ?

Ranked #8 out of 34 regions surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
(62.89%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (19.18%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People ?

Ranked #80 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)
(62%) Not a good place
Good place (4%)

History

Homosexual activity in Tunisia

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

Current status
Since 1913
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Penal Code of 1913: Article 230: “The masculine homosexuality and feminine homosexuality that is not covered by any of the other previous articles, is punished with imprisonment for three years” (unofficial translation)
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Dec 22, 2015–Sep 6, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
Punishment of 2- 3 years in prison. not enforced. Decriminalization pending. Backed by Tunisian Prime Minister. Included in the Human peace accord. It is under the reform by the Tunisian Commission.

1913–Jul 4, 2015
Male illegal, female uncertain
3 years imprisonment
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Same-sex marriage in Tunisia

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Same-sex marriage in Tunisia is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
there's no specific law
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tunisia

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Tunisia is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
In Tunisia it is illegal to promote the topic of Homosexuality
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Right to change legal gender in Tunisia

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Right to change legal gender in Tunisia is illegal.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
Illegal
Changing gender is illegal in Tunisia.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Tunisia

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Tunisia

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LGBT discrimination in Tunisia is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
No protections
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LGBT employment discrimination in Tunisia

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LGBT employment discrimination in Tunisia is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
No protections
decriminalization pending for homosexuality. Discrimination protections might be included.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Tunisia

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LGBT housing discrimination in Tunisia is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Tunisia

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Same-sex adoption in Tunisia is single only.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Tunisia

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Serving openly in military in Tunisia is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
Ambiguous
there is no laws against LGBT people to serve Military
Sources:
The constitution
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Blood donations by MSMs in Tunisia

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Blood donations by MSMs in Tunisia is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 25, 1957
Legal
there is no laws banned gay people to donate blood
Sources:
the Tunisian laws
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Conversion therapy in Tunisia

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Conversion therapy in Tunisia is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Human rights minister said gays should be medically treated. Decriminalization of Homosexuality is pending.
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Equal age of consent in Tunisia

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Equal age of consent in Tunisia is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexual activity is illegal.
Sources:
Homosexual activity is illegal.
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