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LGBT Rights in Yemen

    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✖ Imprisonment as punishment
    Changing Gender
    N/A
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    N/A

Public Opinion

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History

Homosexual activity in Yemen

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Homosexual activity in Yemen is illegal (death penalty as punishment).

Current status
Since 2014
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Even though the Yemeni Law says that only married Muslim man can be punished with the death penalty if the man is caught having a homosexual activity. Executions can occur in the country in the time during the Yemeni civil war by vigilante Islamist groups and controls.

Women are punished up to three years of imprisonment; where the offense has been committed under duress, the punishment is up to seven years detention.
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Same-sex marriage in Yemen

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Same-sex marriage in Yemen is not legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1994
Not legal
Homosexuality is not legal in Yemen.
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Jan 1, 1994–Sep 6, 2018
Unrecognized
Same sex activity is illegal.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Yemen

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Yemen is imprisonment as punishment.

Current status
Imprisonment as punishment
The government blocks access to webpages that express support of LGBT rights. This policy of censorship also extends to publications and magazines in Yemen.
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Right to change legal gender in Yemen

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Right to change legal gender in Yemen is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Under the republic of Yemen. Missing non binary options.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2008022…//www.al-bab.com/yemen/gov/con94.htm
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Yemen

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Yemen

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LGBT discrimination in Yemen is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 29, 1994
No protections
Discrimination is legal in Yemen
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LGBT employment discrimination in Yemen

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LGBT employment discrimination in Yemen is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 22, 1994
No protections
Homosexuality is illegal there.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Yemen

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LGBT housing discrimination in Yemen is no protections.

Current status
Since Sep 22, 1994
No protections
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Same-sex adoption in Yemen

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Same-sex adoption in Yemen is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is Illegal in Yemen
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2008022…//www.al-bab.com/yemen/gov/con94.htm
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Serving openly in military in Yemen

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Serving openly in military in Yemen is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is completely illegal in Yemen.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Yemen

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Blood donations by MSMs in Yemen is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown since homosexuality is illegal
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Conversion therapy in Yemen

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Conversion therapy in Yemen is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion Theraphy is not banned in Yemen as Yemen is an Islamic Country and widely perform conversion therapies for LGBTQ individuals.
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Equal age of consent in Yemen

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Equal age of consent in Yemen is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Homosexuality is illegal.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2008022…//www.al-bab.com/yemen/gov/con94.htm
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LGBT Rights by Governorate

View the LGBT laws in each individual governorate of Yemen.