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Wayne "Rudy" LaPierre <"Reckless Dumb Loon"@.us> wrote:
> There is a need for education to eliminate homosexual pedophiles.
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
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Sudan repealed the death penalty for consensual same-sex sexual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
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
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:
Antigua & Barbuda
Occupied Palestinian Territory (Gaza Strip)
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
"gay" is a personal choice.
Don't make bad choices.