Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Vanuatu

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Homosexual activity in Vanuatu is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Vanuatu

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Same-sex marriage in Vanuatu is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Legalization of gay unions and gay marriage pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Vanuatu

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Vanuatu is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Vanuatu is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Local NGOs report that it is not possible to change gender markers.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Vanuatu

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Vanuatu does not currently recognize intersex as a biological sex on legal documents. Intersex individuals in Vanuatu may face challenges in accessing basic human rights and healthcare, not to mention discrimination and social stigma.
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LGBT discrimination in Vanuatu

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LGBT discrimination in Vanuatu is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Illegal
Under the revision of the constitution.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Vanuatu

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LGBT employment discrimination in Vanuatu is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Sex discrimination.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Vanuatu

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LGBT housing discrimination in Vanuatu is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
under constitutional discrimination laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Vanuatu

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Same-sex adoption in Vanuatu is single only.

Current status
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples. Changes pending.
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Serving openly in military in Vanuatu

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Serving openly in military in Vanuatu is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Vanuatu has no standing army.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Vanuatu

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Blood donations by MSMs in Vanuatu is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Vanuatu

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Conversion therapy in Vanuatu is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
According to the ILGA World, there's no ban on conversion therapy in Vanuatu.
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Equal age of consent in Vanuatu

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Equal age of consent in Vanuatu is equal.

Current status
Since 2007
Equal
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Vanuatu.