Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Gender-Affirming Care
    ✔ Legal
    Non-Binary Gender Recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Intersex Infant Surgery
    Unknown
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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History

Homosexual activity in Western Sahara

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Homosexual activity in Western Sahara is illegal (imprisonment as punishment).

Current status
Since Nov 15, 1975
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Upto 3 years
Jan 15, 1944–Sep 8, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 3 years in prison. Not enforced.

Same-sex marriage in Western Sahara

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Same-sex marriage in Western Sahara is unrecognized.

Current status
Unrecognized
Unknown.
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Censorship of LGBT issues in Western Sahara

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Censorship of LGBT issues in Western Sahara is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Western Sahara is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No laws in place. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Gender-affirming care in Western Sahara

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Gender-affirming care in Western Sahara is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2016
Legal
In Western Sahara, medical gender transitions are framed by a circular issued by the Ministry of Health in 2016. This circular allows transgender people to access medical treatments such as hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery, under certain conditions and after obtaining the advice of several specialists. The ICD-10 classification, containing codes for diagnosing transsexualism in adulthood and childhood, governs medical gender transitions in Western Sahara.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Western Sahara

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
Western Sahara does not recognize non-binary identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Western Sahara

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LGBT discrimination in Western Sahara is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Dosent have a functioning government. None exist in Morocco, Western Sahara, or in southern Sahara.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Western Sahara

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LGBT employment discrimination in Western Sahara is no protections.

Current status
No protections
no functioning government.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Western Sahara

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LGBT housing discrimination in Western Sahara is no protections.

Current status
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there. as well there is no functioning government. No protections in western Sahara or in morocco.
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Same-sex adoption in Western Sahara

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Same-sex adoption in Western Sahara is single only.

Current status
Single only
they follow Morocco's laws. No other laws in place.
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Intersex infant surgery in Western Sahara

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Intersex infant surgery in Western Sahara is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Serving openly in military in Western Sahara

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Serving openly in military in Western Sahara is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Morroco controls a large amount of it’s territory
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Blood donations by MSMs in Western Sahara

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Blood donations by MSMs in Western Sahara is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Western Sahara

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Conversion therapy in Western Sahara is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy is not banned.
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Equal age of consent in Western Sahara

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Equal age of consent in Western Sahara is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent is 13 regardless of sexual orientation, although homosexuality is illegal.
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LGBT Rights by Province

View the LGBT laws in each individual province of Western Sahara.