LGBT rights in Tajikistan
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|LGBT rights in Tajikistan|
|Same-sex sexual activity legal?||Legal|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Tajikistan face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Tajikistan, 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.
De facto situation
Even though the law does not prohibit same-sex sexual activity, the actual situation in the country is not favourable for LGBT people. This is mostly due to local religion and beliefs, as well as outside influence. Harassment from police and the public is common.
Recognition of same-sex relationships
Tajikistan does not recognize same-sex unions.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Since 1998)|
|Equal age of consent||(Since 1998)|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment only|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Step-child adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military|
|Right to change legal gender|||
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|MSM allowed to donate blood|
- State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults
- National Laws – Legislation of Interpol member states on sexual offences against children – Tajikistan
- Leach, Anna. "Tajikistan rife with homophobia". Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Sodiqov, Alexander. "Tajikistan Remains 'Hell for Gays'".
- "UPR Submission on Sexual Rights in Tajikistan" (PDF). October 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
- Masci, David (February 11, 2014). "Gay rights in Russia and the former Soviet republics". Pew Research Center. Retrieved December 11, 2016.
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