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Homosexuality is illegal in Brunei and can be punished with up to death. On 11 March 2015, a civil servant was fined $1000 Brunei Dollars or 60 days imprisonment for cross dressing under the Syariah Penal Code Order.[2]

History of The Criminal Code

Summary table

Same-sex sexual activity legal No (Penalty: Death penalty)
Equal age of consent No
Anti-discrimination laws in employment 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 marriage(s) No
Recognition of same-sex couples No
Both joint and step adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays allowed to serve in the military No
Right to change legal gender No
Commercial surrogacy No
Access to in-vitro fertilisation for lesbians No
MSMs allowed to donate blood[3] No
Automatic parenthood for both spouses after birth No

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