Re: Homosexuality: The countries where it is illegal to be gay

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Elvis Brodie

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May 15, 2022, 6:40:04 AMMay 15
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Wayne "Rudy" LaPierre <"Reckless Dumb Loon"@.us> wrote:
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> There is a need for education to eliminate homosexual pedophiles.
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Where is homosexuality still outlawed?
There are 69 countries that have laws that criminalise
homosexuality, and nearly half of these are in Africa.

However, in some countries there have been moves to
decriminalise same-sex unions.

In February this year, Angola's President Joao Lourenco signed
into law a revised penal code to allow same-sex relationships
and bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

In June last year, Gabon reversed a law that had criminalised
homosexuality and made gay sex punishable with six months in
prison and a large fine.

Botswana's High Court also ruled in favour of decriminalising
homosexuality in 2019.

Mozambique and the Seychelles have also scrapped anti-
homosexuality laws in recent years.

In Trinidad and Tobago, a court in 2018 ruled that laws banning
gay sex were unconstitutional.

But there are countries where existing laws outlawing
homosexuality have been tightened, including Nigeria and Uganda.

And in others, efforts to get the laws removed have failed.

A court in Singapore dismissed a bid to overturn a law that
prohibits gay sex early last year.

In May 2019, the high court in Kenya upheld laws criminalising
homosexual acts.

Colonial legacy
Many of the laws criminalising homosexual relations originate
from colonial times.

And in many places, breaking these laws could be punishable by
long prison sentences.

Out of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth - a loose
association of countries most of them former British colonies -
36 have laws that criminalise homosexuality.

Countries that criminalise homosexuality today also have
criminal penalties against women who have sex with women,
although the original British laws applied only to men.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex
Association (Ilga) monitors the progress of laws relating to
homosexuality around the world.

It says the death penalty is the legally prescribed punishment
for same-sex sexual acts in Brunei, Iran, Mauritania, Saudi
Arabia, Yemen and in the northern states in Nigeria.

Sudan repealed the death penalty for consensual same-sex sexual
acts last year.

Some observers note that the risk of prosecution in some places
is minimal.

For example, a 2017 report on Jamaica by the UK Home Office said
that Jamaica was regarded as a homophobic society, but that the
"authorities do not actively seek to prosecute LGBT persons".

Activist groups say the ability of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
trans (LGBT) organisations to carry out advocacy work is being
restricted.

Changing trend
There is a global trend toward decriminalising same-sex acts.

So far, 28 countries in the world recognise same-sex marriages,
and 34 others provide for some partnership recognition for same-
sex couples, Ilga says.

As of December 2020, 81 countries had laws against
discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual
orientation. Twenty years ago, there were only 15.

Short presentational grey line
Full list of countries where homosexuality is outlawed:
Afghanistan

Algeria

Antigua & Barbuda

Bangladesh

Barbados

Bhutan

Brunei

Burundi

Cameroon

Chad

Comoros

Cook Islands

Dominica

Egypt

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Gambia

Ghana

Grenada

Guinea

Guyana

Iran

Jamaica

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Myanmar

Namibia

Nigeria

Occupied Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip)

Oman

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Qatar

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Samoa

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Syria

Tanzania

Togo

Tonga

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

"gay" is a personal choice.

Don't make bad choices.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-43822234

Elvis Brodie

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