LGBT rights in Chad

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LGBT rights in Chad
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Legal
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 Chad may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is legal in Chad, but same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples do not receive the same legal protections as opposite-sex couples.

Laws regarding homosexuality

There is no sodomy law in Chad. Homosexual acts are legal in Chad according to the Penal Code of 1967. Article 272 sets the age of consent for homosexual acts of both sexes to 21 years.

Gender identity/expression

The legal standing of transgender persons is unknown.

Recognition of same sex relationships

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

Discrimination protections

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

See also


  • President de la Republique, Code Penal, Code de Procedure Penale, Code de Procedure Civile, Code de la Nationalite, N'Djamena, 1st ed. 1967, 221 p.

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