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LGBT Rights in Central Province

Central is governed by federal Zambia law. Learn more
    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    Ambiguous
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✖ Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    N/A

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History

Homosexual activity in Central

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

Current status
Since Sep 10, 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Liable, upon conviction, to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and may be liable to imprisonment for 14-15 years to life. Decriminalization pending.
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Nov 1, 1931–Sep 10, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
7-14 years to life in prison under unnatural/indecent acts. Not enforced.
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Same-sex marriage in Central

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Same-sex marriage in Central is not legal.

Current status
Since Feb 18, 2010
Not legal
SSM Pending.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Central

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Central is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Central is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Section 9(2) of the National Registration Act 19 of 1964 could possibly be used to change a person’s sex description.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Central

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

Current status
Not legally recognized
As there is no protocol to change legal gender in Zambia, non-binary self-identification is defacto not recognized.
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LGBT discrimination in Central

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LGBT discrimination in Central is no protections.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 1931
No protections
As homosexuality is illegal, there are no protections for this population.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Central

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LGBT employment discrimination in Central is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Sexual orientation only
Sexual orientation discrimination protection under human rights institute.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Central

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LGBT housing discrimination in Central is ambiguous.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 1931
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Same-sex adoption in Central

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Same-sex adoption in Central is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Homosexuality is currently illegal.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Serving openly in military in Central

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Serving openly in military in Central is don't ask, don't tell.

Current status
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Homosexuality is illegal, but long as you don't mention that you are gay you are fine.
Sources:
(See sources listed for homosexual activity.)
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Blood donations by MSMs in Central

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Blood donations by MSMs in Central is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions listed.
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Conversion therapy in Central

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Conversion therapy in Central is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Central

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Equal age of consent in Central is n/a.

Current status
Since Sep 28, 2005
N/A
16 for heterosexual males/females. No established age of consent for homosexual males/females, but they can be charged with engaging in consensual activity starting at age 12.
Sources:
Zambian Penal Code (Amendment) Act of 2003. parliament.gov.zm/downloads…
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