LGBT rights in Brunei

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LGBT rights in Brunei Brunei
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Male illegal, female illegal[1]
Up to death penalty
Gender identity/expression
Family rights

Homosexuality is illegal in Brunei and can be punished with death by lapidation since April 2014, following the introduction of sharia law. The previous law in place had made it punishable by only up to 10 years in jail.

Summary table[edit]

Homosexual acts legal No
Equal age of consent No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment No
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services No
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) No
Same-sex marriage(s) No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Both joint and step adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays allowed to serve in the military No
Right to change legal gender No
Commercial surrogacy No
Access to In-Vitero Fertiliation for lesbians No
Men who have sex with men allowed to donate blood[2] No
Automatic parenthood for both spouses after birth No

See also[edit]


  1. ^ State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
  2. ^