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May 24, 2015

The World on Gay Rights ((get the knowledge here so you know where U Are))



 
Punishment for homosexual acts
  • Homosexual acts can be punished by death
  • Homosexual acts are illegal
Relatively neutral
  • No specific laws on gay rights
  • Homosexual acts are legal
Recognition of same-sex unions      Changing but still hate crimes in Brazil, Canada is doing well but                 could do better. When the uS Supreme Court rules Canada will take a cue from that.
  • Same-sex marriage is allowed
  • Same-sex marriage is allowed in some jurisdictions





 12 countries

Homosexual acts can be punished by death

Afghanistan
Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Brunei
Brunei has adopted a death penalty (stoning) for homosexual acts and plans to implement it in 2016.
Iran
In accordance with sharia law, homosexual intercourse between men can be punished by death, and men can be flogged for lesser acts such as kissing. Women may be flogged.
Iraq
The penal code does not expressly prohibit homosexual acts, but people have been killed by militias and sentenced to death by judges citing sharia law.
Mauritania
Muslim men engaging in homosexual sex can be stoned to death, according to a 1984 law. Women face prison.
Nigeria
Federal law classifies homosexual behavior as a felony punishable by imprisonment, but several provinces have adopted sharia law and imposed a death penalty for men.
Pakistan
Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Qatar
Muslims can be put to death for extramarital sex, regardless of sexual orientation. Death penalty laws exist but are unlikely to be implemented, according to the 2015 IGLA report.
Saudi Arabia
Under the country’s interpretation of sharia law, a married man engaging in sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death. All sex outside of marriage is illegal.
Somalia
The penal code stipulates prison, but in some southern regions, Islamic courts have imposed Sharia law and the death penalty.
Sudan
Three-time offenders under the sodomy law can be put to death; first and second convictions result in flogging and imprisonment.
Yemen
According to 1994 penal code, married men can be sentenced to death by stoning for homosexual intercourse. Unmarried men face whipping or one year in prison. Women face up to seven years in prison.
66 countries

Homosexual acts are illegal

Noteworthy laws:
Chad
A 2014 law makes same-sex relations a crime punishable by 15 to 20 years in prison.
India
A ban on same-sex relationships was tossed by the legal system in 2009 but reinstated in 2013. The supreme court said the government, not the courts, would have to change the law.
United Arab Emirates
Experts disagree on whether federal law prescribes the death penalty for consensual homosexual sex or only for rape. Amnesty International interprets the law as proscribing the death penalty for rape, not consensual sex, and was not aware of any death sentences for homosexual acts. All sexual acts outside of marriage are banned.

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