LGBT rights in Kyrgyzstan

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LGBT rights in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 1998[1]
Discrimination protections No
Family rights
Recognition of

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Kyrgyzstan may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Kyrgyzstan, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex married couples.[1]

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Sexual acts between persons of the same sex have been legal in Kyrgyzstan since 1998.[1] As of 2014, a bill before the legislature proposes to criminalise expression which creates “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations, using the media or information and telecommunications networks.”[2]

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