LGBT rights in the Northern Mariana Islands

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LGBT rights in Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal for both men and women since 1983
Gender identity/expression
Military service

Yes (for lesbian, gay, and bisexual members); "Don't ask, don't tell" policy repealed in September 2011

Transgender / transsexual and intersex persons not allowed to enlist
Discrimination protections No
Family rights
Recognition of
Adoption No

Homosexual sex between men was decriminalized in 1983.[citation needed] The age of consent is 18. Any person (male or female) who participates in an act of sodomy or oral sex with another person who is under eighteen years of age shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years.[1]