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LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Kābul.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from Aug 15, 2021 to now.
Under Taliban rule.
Sources: Taliban is Religious-Extremist organization.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Brunei.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from Mar 28, 2019 to now.
Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Brunei.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from Mar 28, 2019 to now.
Death penalty for married men caught in having homosexual offenses (unenforced, under moratorium); 100 lashes for unmarried men. 40 strokes of the cane or maximum 10 years of imprisonment for women.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Egypt.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 2000 to now.
Three months to 3 years in prison. May be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE (US$3 and $40).
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Kuwait.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from Jun 2, 1960 to now.
fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending. There is no law protecting either genders from discrimination. It truly depends on which police officer or individuals you encounter. No gay man or woman can ask for protection and imprisonment is applied to anyone breaking sharia law. "
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Kuwait.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (other penalty) from Jun 2, 1960 to now.
fine and up to 6 years in prison. Not enforced. Decimalization pending. There is no law protecting either genders from discrimination. It truly depends on which police officer or individuals you encounter. No gay man or woman can ask for protection and imprisonment is applied to anyone breaking sharia law. "
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Yemen.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from 2014 to now.
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.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Yemen.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from 2014 to now.
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.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Somalia.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (other penalty) from 1991 to now.
Under article 409 of the Somali Penal Code, 1973, mentions that sexual intercourse with a partner of same sex is punishable, and may result in an imprisonment for 3 months to 3 years. However, in an autonomous region of Jubaland homosexuality could be punished by the death penalty, in territories controlled by Al-Shabaab, homosexuality could be ‘de facto’ punishable by the death penalty aswell.
Sources: somalilandlaw.com/Penal_Cod… "http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/24/here-are-the-10-countries-where-homosexuality-may-be-punished-by-death/ refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/…
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 1826 to now.
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law male homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the Malaysian federal law. Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines, caning and imprisonment for conducting same-sex sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison, fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes or all three.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 1826 to now.
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law male homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the Malaysian federal law. However, Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines, caning and imprisonment for conducting same-sex sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison, fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes or all three.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 1826 to now.
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the Malaysian federal law. However, Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines, caning and imprisonment for conducting same-sex sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison, fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes or all three.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 1826 to now.
Unsure of date. Date shown reflects the British colonial territory of the Straits Settlements. Malaysia's anti-sodomy laws are relics of the colonial era and rarely enforced. Under the federal law Male Homosexuality is Illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 2-20 years in prison, however the status of female homosexuality is unclear under the Malaysian federal law. However, Muslim citizens of Malaysia can be sentenced to fines, caning and imprisonment for conducting same sexual relations under some states which imposes sharia law. The maximum sentence that sharia courts can impose for these acts is up to three years prison, fines of up to RM 5,000 (1,204 USD) and caning of up to six strokes or all three.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in North Korea.
Homosexual activity: N/A from Sep 14, 1948 to now.
Contrary to popular belief, homosexuality is technically not against the law in North Korea, however, North Korea is a sexually conservative country, and this applies to sexuality anywhere on the spectrum. Overt shows of affection by anyone of any sexual orientation tend to be frowned upon. There are, however, claims that it is de facto illegal, but this has no official backing. (Date shown is the date of North Korean statehood.) While punishment is rare, it has been reported by The Korean Times that North Korea has executed a lesbian couple for being influenced by capitalism and bringing corruption of public morals. However, even though de jure homosexuality is not prohibited, de facto there were some cases of punishment for LGBT people
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Uganda.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from May 29, 2023 to now.
President Yoweri Museveni signed an "Anti-Homosexuality" bill into law. This still punishes homosexuality with imprisonment up to life, but the bill allows "aggravated homosexuality" to be punished by death. The definition of "aggravated homosexuality" includes rape, sex with children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Homosexual activities performed by second time offenders or those with HIV are also considered aggravated, and punishable by death. In effect, the only homosexual activity that is not punishable by death would take place between consenting adults (under the age of 75) who do not have HIV or previous convictions of homosexuality. "Attempted Homosexuality" is also punished by law, meeting up to 10 years in prison, while "Attempted Aggravated Homosexuality" can be met with up to 14 years.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Uganda.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (death penalty as punishment) from May 29, 2023 to now.
President Yoweri Museveni signed an "Anti-Homosexuality" bill into law. This still punishes homosexuality with imprisonment up to life, but the bill allows "aggravated homosexuality" to be punished by death. The definition of "aggravated homosexuality" includes rape, sex with children, the elderly and people with disabilities. Homosexual activities performed by second time offenders or those with HIV is also considered aggravated, and punishable by death. In effect, the only homosexual activity that is not punishable by death would take place between consenting adults (under the age of 75) who do not have HIV or previous convictions of homosexuality. "Attempted Homosexuality" is also punished by law, meeting up to 10 years in prison, while "Attempted Aggravated Homosexuality" can be met with up to 14 years.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in .
: from Feb 29, 2024 to Feb 29, 2024.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in .
: from 1969 to now.
In Iraq, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals are subject to widespread discrimination. Openly gay men are not permitted to serve in the military and same-sex marriage or civil unions are illegal.[3] LGBT people do not have any legal protections against discrimination and are frequently victims of vigilante justice and honor killings.[3]
Sources: un.org/fr/
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from past to now.
Same-sex couples are legally prohibited from adopting children in Indonesia by a joint adoption. In theory, a single person may adopt, but the prospective parent must be in a marriage recognized by Indonesia which is heterosexual according to national law, making it virtually impossible for same-sex couples to adopt children.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
LGBT housing discrimination: Ambiguous from Aug 18, 1945 to now.
None exist currently.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
LGBT employment discrimination: Ambiguous from past to now.
There is no anti-discrimination law on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Theoretically there is a guarantee of protection against discriminatory practices based on any ground in the Constitution and the Human Rights Law (No. 39/1999). Similarly, the Labor Law (No. 13/2003) prohibits discrimination in employment. However, this is little known in LGBT communities, and has not been used in court in a case to challenge discrimination against LGBT people.
Sources: Being LGBT in Asia: Indonesia Country Report 2014 asia-pacific.undp.org/conte…
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from Aug 9, 1965 to now.
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court. The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from May 25, 2005 to Oct 8, 2015.
If medical opinion states that the individual is their desired gender, courts should comply and legally recognise the desired gender. (High Court in Re JG)
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Malaysia.
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from Aug 9, 1965 to May 2019.
A trans individual does not currently have the right to change their legal gender. A recent court ruling in favour of allowing trans women to wear female clothing was overturned by a federal court. The date reference is the date Singapore separated from Malaysia, making it the country it is today.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Ambiguous from past to now.
Indonesia does not legally recognize non-binary identities, despite genderless identities being part of its culture and history.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
Equal age of consent: Equal from Oct 15, 2019 to now.
Equal except for the region of Aceh (Homosexuality is illegal there)
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
Homosexual activity: Ambiguous from Dec 6, 2022 to now.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Indonesia.
Homosexual activity: from Dec 6, 2022 to now.
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Uzbekistan.
Homosexual activity: Male illegal, female legal from Sep 22, 1994 to now.
Article 120 states male homosexuality is punishable by 3 years in prison. Lesbianism illegal under morality law 130, punishable by up to 3 years in jail with hard labor, fines, and deportation
Sources: web.archive.org/web/2017011…//www.legislationline.org/download/action/download/id/1712/file/a45cbf3cc66c17f04420786aa164.htm/preview
LGBTsoutheastasian edited an entry in Egypt.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from 2000 to now.
Under morality laws punishment up to 17 years with hard labor, fines, and deportation[1