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TURKMENISTAN

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Imprisonment of less than 10 years
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Has being trans affected your job in TURKMENISTAN? Do you feel limited in your career for being trans?

The majority of people visiting this site have said In too many ways to count

In too many ways to count (50%) I changed careers because I am trans (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am trans (50%) My co-workers harass me because I am trans (0 %) I have not been limited for being trans, though I am out at work (0 %)

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Hamada (user currently living in ETHIOPIA) posted for readers on 12/10/2013
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Andy important point about Had the<a href="http://lefhar.com"> qitoeusn</a> been phrased differently to take into account a different cultural approach, the results may well have proved different.'Was the box of chocolates I gave to the nice ladies in the registration office AFTER they let me bypass the line a bribe or simply a gesture of appreciation?I think it was the latter. I am sure that if I had not given it to them, they would be just as nice next time, because all I did to get this done was be my most charming self [takes a lot of work, but I can be charming if I absolutely have to].I have sweet-talked my way out of fines in Germany and North America. All I do is make clear that I understand the situation of the person I am dealing with, I don't demand, I ask very nicely and make them feel very good about themselves. Goes very far with almost all officials who are not completely brain-dead and automated. I charmed my way out of a fine here in Russia at least once I pretended to be utterly incapable of the language and played dumb and nice at the same time. Saved me a thousand ruble fine.Is being nice to get your way a bribe? Is a smile and a joke that lightens up the day of the official a bribe if it speeds up the process/saves you a fine a bribe?Where does bribe start, where does plain civilized conduct end?Is a small bottle of cognac a bribe? Is a bunch of flowers a bribe? Is a box of nice chocolates a bribe?RM
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Hamada (user currently living in ETHIOPIA) posted for readers on 12/10/2013
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Andy important point about Had the<a href="http://lefhar.com"> qitoeusn</a> been phrased differently to take into account a different cultural approach, the results may well have proved different.'Was the box of chocolates I gave to the nice ladies in the registration office AFTER they let me bypass the line a bribe or simply a gesture of appreciation?I think it was the latter. I am sure that if I had not given it to them, they would be just as nice next time, because all I did to get this done was be my most charming self [takes a lot of work, but I can be charming if I absolutely have to].I have sweet-talked my way out of fines in Germany and North America. All I do is make clear that I understand the situation of the person I am dealing with, I don't demand, I ask very nicely and make them feel very good about themselves. Goes very far with almost all officials who are not completely brain-dead and automated. I charmed my way out of a fine here in Russia at least once I pretended to be utterly incapable of the language and played dumb and nice at the same time. Saved me a thousand ruble fine.Is being nice to get your way a bribe? Is a smile and a joke that lightens up the day of the official a bribe if it speeds up the process/saves you a fine a bribe?Where does bribe start, where does plain civilized conduct end?Is a small bottle of cognac a bribe? Is a bunch of flowers a bribe? Is a box of nice chocolates a bribe?RM
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