LGBT rights in Brunei

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LGBT rights in Brunei Brunei
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Same-sex sexual activity legal? Male illegal, female illegal
Penalty:
Homosexuality is illegal in Brunei and can be punished with death by stoning.[1]
Gender identity/expression

Homosexuality is illegal in Brunei and can be punished with up to death. On 11 March 2015, a civil servant was fined $1000 Brunei Dollars or 60 days imprisonment for cross dressing under the Syariah Penal Code Order.[2]

History of The Criminal Code[edit]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal No (Penalty: Death penalty)
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-vitro fertilisation for lesbians No
MSMs allowed to donate blood[3] No
Automatic parenthood for both spouses after birth No

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/brunei-adopts-penal-code-provision-calling-death-stoning-same-sex-acts
  2. ^ http://www.bt.com.bn/news-national/2015/03/11/bruneian-civil-servant-fined-1-000-cross-dressing
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 April 2015. Retrieved 2014-12-23.