LGBT rights in Djibouti

LGBT rights in Djibouti
Same-sex sexual intercourse legal status Legal[1]
Military service No
Discrimination protections No[2]
Family rights
Recognition of
Adoption No[3]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Djibouti may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents.

Laws regarding same-sex sexual activity

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Djibouti.[1]

Living conditions

The U.S. Department of State's 2015 Human Rights Report found that "there were no known reports of societal violence or discrimination based on sexual orientation. Societal norms did not allow for the public discussion of homosexuality, and persons did not openly acknowledge having a homosexual orientation."[4]

Summary table

Same-sex sexual activity legal (Always legal)
Equal age of consent (Always equal)
Anti-discrimination laws in hate speech and violence
Anti-discrimination laws in employment
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services
Same-sex marriage
Recognition of same-sex couples
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples
Joint adoption by same-sex couples
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military
Right to change legal gender
Access to IVF for lesbians
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples
MSMs allowed to donate blood

See also


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