ASIALGBTQ+ HUMAN RIGHTS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
LGBTQ+ human rights are still in their infancy across much of Asia. Same-sex marriage is illegal in Commonwealth countries, although India does allow for civil unions. In 2018, India decriminalised same-sex sexual activity between men becoming the only Commonwealth nation in Asia to do so. Some places, like Brunei Darussalem and Malaysia, pair common law with Sharia law resulting in an extremely hostile and dangerous situation for LGBTQ+ people who may be imprisoned for life, tortured, or even executed.
Same-sex sexual activity legal
Serve openly in military
Change legal gender
Third gender recognised