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LGBT rights in La Francophonie

In much of La Francophonie, including former colonies of France, same-sex sexual activity is not considered a criminal offense. This is due, in part, to the lack of existing anti-homosexuality laws at the time of French rule. However, in most of the member states, including those states in which same-sex sexual activity is not criminalized, social taboos against it remain. In a small minority of member states, same-sex couples are allowed the ability to register civil unions or marriages.

Legality of same-sex sexual activity

Member states in which same-sex sexual activity is not a crime[1]

Note: † Signed UN General Assembly declaration in favour of LGBT rights. ‡ Signed alternative Statement against LGBT rights.

Member states with legal recognition of same-sex relationships[1]

Member states in which same-sex sexual activity is a crime[1]

Note: † Signed UN General Assembly declaration in favour of LGBT rights. ‡ Signed alternative Statement against LGBT rights.

Americas

Member states in which male same-sex sexual activity is a crime[1]

Africa

Americas

References

  1. ^ a b c d State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults

See also

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