LGBT rights in Comoros

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LGBT rights in Comoros
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Illegal[1]
5 years imprisonment, fine[1]

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Comoros experience legal issues not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Homosexual acts are not specifically outlawed, but Comoros does have laws applying to acts considered against nature.

Laws against homosexuality

According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association's May 2008 report, "impudent acts against the nature" are illegal in Comoros according to article 318 of the Penal Code. Such acts were punished with up to five years imprisonment and a fine of 50,000 to 1,000,000 francs.[1][2]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

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

Discrimination protections

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

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 11. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-01-12.
  2. "Penal Code of the Federal Islamic Republic of Comoros", Comoros Law. Retrieved on 2008-03-04. 


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