LGBT rights in Niue

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LGBT rights in Niue
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal since 2007[1]
Gender identity/expression
Discrimination protections No
Family rights
Recognition of
Adoption No

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

Laws against homosexuality[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Niue. Even though Niue is a realm of New Zealand, homosexuality has only been legal since 2007 (while in New Zealand it has been legal since 1986).[1]

Recognition of same-sex relationships[edit]

Same-sex unions are not recognized (even though they are in New Zealand).[1]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes Since 2007
Equal age of consent Yes Since 2007
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only Emblem-question.svg
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services Emblem-question.svg
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (Incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) Emblem-question.svg
Same-sex marriages No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Yes New Zealand's responsibility
Right to change legal gender Emblem-question.svg
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

See also[edit]