Syria LGBT Laws

Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual
1. National

On 05 March 2004, it was reported that a Syrian woman named Hiba came forward as a transsexual who had been given permission to have a sex change operation [R1.1].

R1.1 MiddleEastTimes: Syria: Cleric saves transsexual 05 MAR 04
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Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1. National

As of 1949, Article 520 of the penal code, provides “Any unnatural sexual intercourse shall be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to three years” [R1.2].

On 25 November 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) reportedly stoned two men to death in Syria after claiming they were gay, the jihadist organization’s first known executions for alleged homosexuality [R1.1].

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia 5.99MB, PDF 15 MAY 13
R1.1 Al Arabiya News: ISIS stones 2 ‘gay men’ to death in Syria: observer 25 NOV 14