LGBT rights in Côte d'Ivoire

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LGBT rights in Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal[1]
Gender identity/expression -
Recognition of
Adoption -
Military service Unknown if gays and lesbians are allowed to serve openly
Discrimination protections None

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Côte d'Ivoire may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Côte d'Ivoire, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

Laws regarding homosexuality

Homosexuality has been legal since 1867. The age of consent is equal at 15 since 1957.

Recognition of same-sex relationships

The government of Côte d'Ivoire does not recognize same-sex marriages.

Discrimination protections

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

See also


  1. Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 45. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.


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