LGBT rights in Tokelau

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LGBT rights in Tokelau
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 Tokelau may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Tokelau, 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]

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity is legal in Tokelau since 2007.[1]

Recognition of same-sex unions[edit]

Same-sex unions are not recognized (even if they are in New Zealand).

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes Since 2007
Equal age of consent Yes Since 2007
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only 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 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 No
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSMs allowed to donate blood No

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