LGBT rights in Benin

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LGBT rights in Benin
Benin
Benin
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal[1]
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
relationships
No recognition of same-sex couples
Adoption -
Military service -
Discrimination protections None

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Benin may face legal issues not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual acts for both men and women are legal in Benin according to the International Lesbian and Gay Association's 2009 report, though same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

Laws against homosexuality

Same-sex sexual acts are legal in Benin.[1] Same-sex sexual acts were previously illegal for both men and women, with a penalty of between one and three years in prison and a fine between 100,000 and 300,000 francs (150 to 300 euros).[2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

There is no recognition of legal rights for same-sex couples.[3]

Discrimination protections

There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Living conditions

A pro-LGBT Anglican group was established in Benin in 2006.[4]

See also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2009). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 48. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-19.
  2. Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 10. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-01-12.
  3. Constitution of the Republic of Benin.
  4. International Lesbian and Gay Association, "Religion:Changing Attitude: First Anniversary of Changing Attitude Nigeria," August 8, 2006. [1]

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