LGBT rights in Djibouti
|LGBT rights in Djibouti|
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Laws against homosexuality
Most people interpret the Constitution of Djibouti as decriminalizing homosexuality, but the government tends to adhere to Islamic law more than constitutional law, rendering homosexuality illegal.
Because of a largely homophobic Muslim majority, homosexuals are not able to have much in way of a social life. If homosexuals in Djibouti wish to pursue their orientation, they must do it in secret, to avoid oppression from the government, or people in general.
- Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 13. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
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