LGBT rights in Mongolia
|LGBT rights in Mongolia|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 2002|
There are a couple of known LGBT-rights organizations active in Mongolia, most notably one called "Tavilan" (meaning "destiny").
Recognition of same-sex relationships
There is no legal recognition of same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. Marriage is not clearly defined by the Mongolian constitution, which reads "Marriage is based on the equality and mutual consent of the spouses who have reached the age determined by law. The State protects the interests of the family, motherhood, and the child."
Historic and current cultural aspects of homosexuality
Under communist Mongolia, homosexuality was illegal. However, the level to which the law was enforced is unknown. Homosexuality was legalized in 2002, keeping Mongolia in place with the liberalization of other former-Soviet satellites.
As of present, LGBT-peoples lack visibility in Mongolia. While the country does not have much homophobia, as stated by LGBT westerners traveling to the country, there is also not much of a public acknowledgment of homosexuality either.