LGBT rights in Mongolia
|LGBT rights in Mongolia|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal since 1961|
There are a couple of known LGBT-rights organizations active in Mongolia, most notably one called "Tavilan" (meaning "destiny").
Recognition of same-sex relationships
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."
History and culture
In medieval times, engaging in homosexual activity was punishable by death.
As of present, LGBT-peoples lack visibility in Mongolia. While the country does not have much homophobia, as stated by westerners traveling to the country, there is also not much of a public acknowledgment of homosexuality.
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
- Mongolia – Constitution
- Onon, Urgunge (2001) The Secret History of the Mongols: The life and times of Chinggis Khan. Abingdon: Routledge-Curzon. p.11. ISBN 978-0700713356. "And anyone found indulging in homosexual practices should be executed."
- Gay Mongolia: A Remote Path
- Mongolia, Asia