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Country Overview

Mongolia

At a glance

Same-sex Relations for Men Legal Throughout the Country?

Yes

Same-sex Relations for Women Legal Throughout the Country?

Yes

Legal Gender Recognition Possible?

Yes

LGBTI Orgs Able to Register?

Yes

Actions Related to SOGI at the UN:

2016: Supported IE SOGI

2019:

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Same-sex sexual activity was criminalized before 1961 in Mongolia, and there are no legal regulations for same-sex couples now. Although the Mongolian Parliament adopted a new Criminal Law covering the protection of sexual orientation and gender identity, violence and discrimination against LGBT people were still relatively common and often not reported to the police. The only LGBT center had fought to register for three years; now, this center is still the only LGBT registered organization in Mongolia. In general society, most people still lack the correct knowledge about the LGBT community.

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