LGBT rights in Nauru
|Status||Legal since 2016|
|Military||Has no military|
|Recognition of relationships||No|
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people living in Nauru face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT persons. Same-sex sexual activity has been legal since May 2016, but there are no legal recognition of same-sex unions, protections against discrimination, or other protections.
In 2011, Nauru signed the "joint statement on ending acts of violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity" at the United Nations, condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
Legality of same-sex sexual activity
Same-sex sexual activity was criminalised in 1921 when the island adopted the Criminal Code of Queensland (the Criminal Code 1899), which was retained following Nauruan independence in 1968.
In January 2011, Mathew Batsiua, Minister for Health, Justice and Sports, stated that the decriminalisation of "homosexual activity between consenting adults" was "under active consideration". In October 2011, the Nauruan Government pledged to decriminalise same-sex sexual acts.
|Same-sex sexual activity legal||(Since 2016)|
|Equal age of consent||(Since 2016)|
|Anti-discrimination laws in employment only|
|Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services|
|Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (Incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech)|
|Recognition of same-sex couples|
|Stepchild adoption by same-sex couples|
|Joint adoption by same-sex couples|
|LGBT people allowed to serve openly in the military||Has no military|
|Right to change legal gender|||
|Access to IVF for lesbians|
|Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples|
|MSMs allowed to donate blood|
- Nauru, one of the smallest countries in the world, decriminalizes gay sex
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- Nauru Government updates Criminal Code
- Nauru decriminalises homosexuality
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- Crimes Act 2016
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