Ratabzoo Editor

american w/ algerian roots. he/him. gay guy.
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Ratabzoo edited an entry in Switzerland.
Conversion therapy: Varies by Region from May 2, 2023 to now.
On this date, Neuchâtel banned conversion therapy. Neuchâtel is a canton of Switzerland, of which there are 26. In the other 25 member states of the Swiss Confederation, conversion therapy remains legal.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in United Arab Emirates.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in the United Arab Emirates.
Ratabzoo 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 three main categories. 1. Consensual sex between adults wherein the party is a second-time offender. 2. Rape, against an adult or a child. 3. Homosexual activities performed by those with HIV, or that involve a disabled or elderly person. "Attempted homosexuality" is also punishable by law, meeting up to 10 years in prison, while "attempted aggravated homosexuality" can be met with up to 14 years.
Ratabzoo added an entry in Pakistan.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Recognized from Dec 13, 2023 to now.
Pakistan has allowed trans people to self-identify since the Lahore High Court struck down the Shariat ruling in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan. "Third gender" is included as an option.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Legal recognition of non-binary gender: Not legally recognized from May 19, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023.
The Federal Shariat Court struck down the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, declaring it un-Islamic.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from May 11, 2018 to May 18, 2023.
Transgender people in Pakistan are allowed to self-identify gender legally under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from May 19, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023.
The Federal Shariat Court struck down the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, declaring it un-Islamic.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from Dec 13, 2023 to now.
Pakistan allows trans people to receive identity documents with their preferred name and gender under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018. In late 2023, the Lahore High Court upheld this law in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from Dec 13, 2023 to now.
Pakistan allows trans people to receive identity documents with their preferred name under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018. In late 2023, the Lahore High Court upheld this law in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan.
Ratabzoo added an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, no restrictions from Dec 13, 2023 to now.
Pakistan allows trans people to receive identity documents with their preferred name and gender under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2018. In late 2023, the Lahore High Court upheld this law in Nayyab Ali v. Federation of Pakistan.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Right to change legal gender: Illegal from May 19, 2023 to Dec 12, 2023.
Pakistan Struck down their Transgender act declaring it un-Islamic.
Ratabzoo 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.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Jordan.
Serving openly in military: Don't Ask, Don't Tell from past to now.
LGBTQ+ personnel are not asked about their sexuality to serve in Jordan's military.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal with restrictions from Apr 2018 to Oct 2021.
A more complex testing process is in place for MSM donations but you cannot skip this test.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Oct 2021 to now.
From October 2021, gay and bisexual men can donate blood, regardless of when they last had sex. Israel no longer quarantines MSM blood and treats all donors equally, requiring no extra screening beyond the standard process.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal with restrictions from Apr 2018 to now.
A more complex testing process is in place for MSM donations but you cannot skip this test.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal from Jan 2021 to now.
From October 2021, gay and bisexual men can donate blood, regardless of when they last had sex.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Israel.
Blood donations by MSMs: Legal with restrictions from Jan 2018 to now.
A more complex testing process is in place for MSM donations but you cannot skip this test.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Afghanistan.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan.
Sources: See source for entry of same-sex activity
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Pakistan.
Equal age of consent: N/A from Apr 12, 1973 to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Libya.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Libya.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Sudan.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Sudan.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Tunisia.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Tunisia.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Egypt.
Equal age of consent: N/A from past to now.
Age of consent is not applicable because homosexuality is illegal in Egypt.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Poland.
Same-sex marriage: Unregistered cohabitation from Nov 28, 2012 to now.
The Supreme Court adopted a resolution on the interpretation of Art. 691 k.c. in which it ruled: “A person actually cohabiting with the tenant (within the meaning of Article 691 § 1 of the Civil Code) is a person connected with the tenant by emotional, physical and economic bonds; also a person of the same sex."
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Poland.
Same-sex marriage: Not legal from past to Nov 27, 2012.
Article 18 of the Polish Constituation defines marriage as "a union of a man and a woman". Legal challenges have been made against this, including in the European Court of Human Rights, and The Court of Justice of the European Union has also ruled that all EU member states must recognise the rights of same-sex spouse, but no new law has been passed. Unregistered cohabitation recognized.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Poland.
Same-sex marriage: Unregistered cohabitation from Nov 29, 2012 to now.
The Supreme Court adopted a resolution on the interpretation of Art. 691 k.c. in which it ruled: “A person actually cohabiting with the tenant (within the meaning of Article 691 § 1 of the Civil Code) is a person connected with the tenant by emotional, physical and economic bonds; also a person of the same sex."
Ratabzoo added an entry in Aceh.
Homosexual activity: Illegal (imprisonment as punishment) from Oct 23, 2015 to now.
Same-sex activity, along with adultery, is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 8 years in prison. Sharia law is enforced.
Ratabzoo added an entry in Algeria.
Same-sex adoption: Single only from Jun 8, 1966 to now.
Homosexuality is illegal in Algeria, and same-sex unions are unrecognized. Single people are allowed to adopt.
Ratabzoo edited an entry in Algeria.
Censorship of LGBT Issues: Imprisonment as punishment from past to now.
Article 333 bis of the Penal Code, as amended on 13 February 1982 by Law n° 82-04, criminalizes the distribution of anything against "decency" with up to 2 years in prison and a fine up to 2,000 dinars. Article 333, also amended in 1982, criminalizes indecent exposure of any "act against the order of nature with an individual of the same sex" with up to 3 years in prison and a fine up to 10,000 dinars. Additionally, as of January 2023 the Ministry of Commerce has announced that all rainbow colored products, including flags, toys, and Qurans, are no longer allowed to be sold in the country. Algerian government has mass SMS texted Algerians to warn them of fines for violating this order.