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LGBT rights in Tajikistan

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Tajikistan may 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.[1]

Law regarding same-sex sexual activity Edit

Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Tajikistan since 1998.[1] The age of consent is 17.[2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships Edit

Tajikistan does not recognize same-sex unions.

Adoption Edit

Same-sex adoption of children is not allowed.

Military Service Edit

Gays are not allowed to serve in the military.

See also Edit

References Edit

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  2. National Laws – Legislation of Interpol member states on sexual offenses against children – Tajikistan

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