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List of Countries Where Homosexuality is Illegal

By Sexual Diversity - 2014-11-24

Summary

Laws affecting LGBT people vary by location, this is a list of places where same-sex romance and sexual activity is prohibited by law.

"Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people vary greatly by country or territory"

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Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people vary greatly by country or territory, everything from legal recognition of same-sex marriage or other types of partnerships, to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex romantic/sexual activity or identity.

In 5 of the listed countries below, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, Sudan, plus parts of Nigeria and Somalia, homosexuality is punishable by death. Additionally, there are a number of countries where homosexuality is not illegal but laws exist that seriously restrict homosexuality, eg. Russia, which enacted a law that prohibits homosexual propaganda.

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