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Outlying Area

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    Unknown
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in American Samoa

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Homosexual activity in American Samoa is legal.

Current status
Since 1980
Legal
Homosexual acts were legalized prior to the federal ruling which legalized homosexuality for all federal jurisdictions in 2003.
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Same-sex marriage in American Samoa

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Same-sex marriage in American Samoa is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jun 10, 2015
Unrecognized
Gay Marriage and Unions Pending.
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Until Jun 26, 2015
Unrecognized
Same-sex marriage is not legal, and since American-Samoa has no federal courts, it is unclear if they can be sued for marriage equality at the state level as other states have done. However, due to Supreme Court case, United States vs. Windsor, legally married couples are granted at the federal level. This would include people from American-Samoa if it were recognized.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in American Samoa

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in American Samoa is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Right to change legal gender in American Samoa

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Right to change legal gender in American Samoa is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Under USA Sex change law amendment. Missing non binary option on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in American Samoa

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in American Samoa is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in American Samoa

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LGBT discrimination in American Samoa is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Illegal in some contexts
Only protection for employment. under federal hate crime laws.
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LGBT employment discrimination in American Samoa

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LGBT employment discrimination in American Samoa is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Some under federal hate crime laws.
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LGBT housing discrimination in American Samoa

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LGBT housing discrimination in American Samoa is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in American Samoa

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Same-sex adoption in American Samoa is single only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Single only
Under American Samoa territory law. legal under federal law.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in American Samoa

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in American Samoa is legal.

Current status
Since Sep 20, 2012
Legal
Don't Ask, Don't Tell is officially repealed throughout the United States, and gays and lesbians may openly serve.
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Blood donations by MSMs in American Samoa

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Blood donations by MSMs in American Samoa is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Since 1983
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Ban on blood donations from MSMs applies to any man who has had sex, even once, with another man on or after January 1, 1977.
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Jan 1, 1983–Sep 8, 2018
Banned (1-year deferral)
Under FDA ruling.
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Conversion therapy in American Samoa

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Conversion therapy in American Samoa is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in American Samoa

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Equal age of consent in American Samoa is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1980
Equal
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