Current Situation Summary

LGBTI Right Botswana Status
M/M Same-sex Sexual Activity Illegal: Penalty up to 7 years imprisonment
F/F Same-sex Sexual Activity Illegal: Penalty up to 7 years imprisonment
Recognition of same-sex relationships Same-sex couples have no legal recognition
Same-sex Marriage No
Foreign Same-sex Marriage Recognised No
Adoption by same-sex couples No
Adoption by LGBT individuals No
Allows gays to serve openly in military Gay & Bisexuals barred from serving
Discrimination protections Consitution implies equal rights to freedom.

Employment Act (2012 Amendment) prohibits termination of employment contract on the grounds of sexual orientation and HIV status.

Living conditions Laws rarely enforced.

Openly gay individuals are visable.

Laws concerning gender identity/expression None specific.  Constitution implies freedom of individual and expression

Rainbow Identity Botswana successfully registered as an organisation.

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