LGBT rights in Uzbekistan

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StatusMale illegal
Female legal[1]
PenaltyUp to 3 years

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Uzbekistan face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Sex between two men is illegal in Uzbekistan. Punishment ranges from a fine to 3 years in prison.

Penal Code 1994/95 (revised 2001)

  • § 120

“Besoqolbozlik, that is, voluntary sexual intercourse of two male individuals – shall be punished with imprisonment up to three years.” [2]

Summary table[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal No For male (Penalty: Up to 3 years imprisonment) / Yes For female
Equal age of consent No For male / Yes For female
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 Emblem-question.svg
Right to change legal gender No
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No
MSM allowed to donate blood No

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